What Is ProSight Virtual Hosting?
Cloud computing provides access to computing resources like processing, storage and applications remotely via the Internet rather than locally. Unlike public clouds such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, private clouds are used exclusively by a single organization, providing complete control over configuration and resource allocation. Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service combines proven virtualization technology, a state-of-the-art data center, and the support expertise of Progent's Microsoft Certified engineering team to provide small and midsize businesses with a comprehensive IT outsourcing alternative that enhances network dependability and security, eliminates management hassle, and saves money. With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, a small business can have its servers and critical applications hosted in a secure and fault tolerant data center on a fast, non-stop virtual host configured and maintained by Progent's network support experts.
By using virtualization technology, Progent can optimize the fault tolerance, security, performance, scalability, recoverability, and portability of the client's environment while keeping hosting expenses at a minimum. Progent's customers retain ownership of the operating system platforms and all application licenses while Progent owns the dedicated host servers and is responsible for their maintenance. This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated. Virtualization also means that customers can easily and inexpensively move their entire IT environment to another host or take it in house if and when they believe such a move makes business sense.
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A Smart Outsourcing Alternative for Small and Midsize Businesses
Small and midsize businesses lack the budget or the management time to build and maintain an on-site information network environment that can match the dependability, security, and support quality demanded by large companies. Unfortunately, network downtime, unresolved technical problems, security breaches, poor performance, and low service levels all impair productivity for businesses of any size, and in the case of small companies the relative damage caused by a serious network problem can be far greater than for a larger organization. Mission-critical and line-of-business applications are by definition vital to any organization, but larger enterprises have the economy of scale to build network infrastructures and hire IT support staffs that provide acceptably high degrees of reliability, security, performance, and support. Smaller companies do not.
Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service allows small businesses to get the benefits of enterprise-class IT infrastructure and world-class support services at a cost that is typically far lower than the cost of building and maintaining in-house datacenters and managing full-scale internal IT support groups.
Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Many organizations combine private and/or public cloud resources with networks located at their own site or sites. This so-called "hybrid cloud" model may be adopted because of security compliance regulations, performance requirements, business continuity strategies, specialized hardware, or other reasons. An example is an organization that uses a cloud-hosted Microsoft Exchange Server but is required to keep certain sensitive mailboxes on site. Progent can help you build cohesive hybrid solutions that seamlessly incorporate cloud-based and local infrastructure securely connected via site-to-site tunneling. (See Office 365 Integration with On-premises Environments.)
How ProSight Virtual Hosting Is Different from Conventional Application Hosting
With ASP (Application Service Provider) or SaaS (Software as a Service) hosting models, customers own their corporate data but not the operating system platforms or the application licenses for the software that is being maintained by the hosting service. Because it is expensive and time consuming to move from an ASP or SaaS hosting service to another hosting provider or to bring the entire system in house, small and midsize businesses with limited IT budgets effectively become captive to their hosting service.
With Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the customer owns the data, the operating system platforms, and the software applications. Because the environment is virtualized, it can be moved immediately to a different hardware environment without lengthy and risky reinstallation and configuration. With ProSight Virtual Hosting, you are not locked into a single hosting service.
Another benefit that stems from the virtualized architecture behind Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service is that data can be recovered quickly in case of a catastrophic event such as a natural disaster. Since the virtual environment is regularly backed up and archived off site, it can be hosted by any physical server acting as the underlying host to the virtual environment.
Progent will also host environments with a mix of operating system platforms and applications and little standardization. This type of environment is common for smaller businesses but is not addressed by application hosting services and is difficult to support for any hosting service that does not utilize a virtualized architecture or that does not retain a support staff with the depth and breadth of Progent's seasoned engineers. Public clouds, although fully virtualized, impose rigid standardization rules and offer little flexibility for controlling servers, supporting legacy applications, or accommodating in-house computing styles or legacy applications.
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Other ProSight Managed Services Offered by Progent
Besides ProSight Virtual Hosting, Progent's ProSight suite of IT management services includes other value-priced offerings that cover key facets of your information network including security, backup/recovery, and email content filtering. By partnering with leading-edge IT management technology companies, Progent can provide small and mid-size businesses the advantages of the same modern solutions deployed by global enterprises to monitor and manage their networks.
Managed services available from Progent include:
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- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection service that utilizes SentinelOne's cutting edge behavior-based machine learning technology to defend physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware assaults like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily get by legacy signature-based anti-virus products. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and offers a single platform to automate the entire threat lifecycle including blocking, detection, containment, remediation, and forensics. Top features include one-click rollback with Windows VSS and automatic network-wide immunization against new attacks. Progent is a SentinelOne Partner, dealer, and integrator. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer security for physical and virtual servers, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP uses contextual security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, intrusion alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering via leading-edge tools packaged within a single agent managed from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP deployment that meets your company's unique needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry data protection regulations. Progent will assist you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alarms that call for urgent attention. Progent's consultants can also help your company to install and verify a backup and disaster recovery system such as ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Backup and Disaster Recovery Services
Progent has partnered with advanced backup/restore software companies to create ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS), a selection of management offerings that provide backup-as-a-service (BaaS). ProSight DPS services manage and track your backup operations and allow transparent backup and fast restoration of critical files/folders, applications, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machines. ProSight DPS helps you protect against data loss caused by equipment breakdown, natural calamities, fire, cyber attacks such as ransomware, human error, ill-intentioned insiders, or software bugs. Managed backup services in the ProSight Data Protection Services product line include ProSight DPS Altaro VM Backup, ProSight 365 Total Backup (formerly Altaro 365 Backup), ProSight ECHO Backup using Barracuda dedicated hardware, and ProSight DPS MSP360 Hybrid Backup. Your Progent consultant can help you to determine which of these managed services are best suited for your IT environment.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam and virus filtering service that incorporates the technology of leading data security companies to deliver web-based control and comprehensive security for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based malware. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and keeps most threats from reaching your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to external attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a further layer of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the local gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The local gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email that originates and ends within your corporate firewall. For more information, visit ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and affordable for smaller organizations to diagram, monitor, enhance and debug their networking hardware like routers, firewalls, and access points plus servers, endpoints and other devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that network maps are always current, copies and manages the configuration information of virtually all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and generates alerts when potential issues are detected. By automating complex management and troubleshooting activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off common tasks like making network diagrams, expanding your network, finding devices that need important software patches, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent's server and desktop remote monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) technology to keep your IT system operating at peak levels by checking the health of vital assets that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alert is sent automatically to your designated IT staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that all potential issues can be resolved before they can disrupt your network. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to create, update, find and protect information about your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned automatically about impending expirations of SSL certificates or domains. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can eliminate up to 50% of time thrown away trying to find critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common repository for holding and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether you're planning improvements, doing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you need as soon as you need it. Read more about Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service.
- Active Protection Against Ransomware: AI-based Ransomware Detection and Remediation
Progent's Active Defense Against Ransomware is an endpoint protection managed service that incorporates cutting edge behavior analysis tools to defend endpoint devices and servers and VMs against modern malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which routinely escape traditional signature-matching AV tools. Progent ASM services safeguard on-premises and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to automate the entire threat lifecycle including filtering, identification, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top features include one-click rollback with Windows VSS and real-time network-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Find out more about Progent's ransomware defense and recovery services.
- Outsourced/Co-managed Call Center: Call Center Managed Services
Progent's Call Desk managed services permit your information technology team to outsource Help Desk services to Progent or split activity for Service Desk support transparently between your internal network support team and Progent's extensive roster of IT support technicians, engineers and subject matter experts. Progent's Shared Help Desk Service offers a smooth supplement to your corporate IT support organization. User interaction with the Service Desk, delivery of technical assistance, issue escalation, trouble ticket generation and updates, performance metrics, and management of the service database are consistent regardless of whether issues are taken care of by your corporate IT support staff, by Progent, or a mix of the two. Find out more about Progent's outsourced/co-managed Call Desk services.
- Progent's Patch Management: Software/Firmware Update Management Services
Progent's support services for patch management provide businesses of any size a flexible and affordable alternative for assessing, testing, scheduling, applying, and tracking updates to your dynamic IT system. In addition to maximizing the protection and functionality of your IT network, Progent's software/firmware update management services allow your IT staff to focus on more strategic initiatives and tasks that deliver the highest business value from your network. Read more about Progent's patch management support services.
- ProSight Duo Multi-Factor Authentication: ID Confirmation, Endpoint Remediation, and Secure Single Sign-on
Progent's Duo MFA managed services incorporate Cisco's Duo technology to protect against stolen passwords through the use of two-factor authentication. Duo enables one-tap identity verification on Apple iOS, Android, and other personal devices. With Duo 2FA, when you log into a secured online account and give your password you are requested to verify who you are on a device that only you have and that uses a different network channel. A wide range of devices can be utilized as this second form of ID validation including an iPhone or Android or watch, a hardware/software token, a landline telephone, etc. You may designate multiple verification devices. For more information about Duo two-factor identity authentication services, go to Cisco Duo MFA two-factor authentication services.
- ProSight Reporting: Real-time Reporting for Ticketing and Network Monitoring Platforms
ProSight Reporting is an expanding family of in-depth reporting tools created to work with the top ticketing and remote network monitoring programs including ConnectWise Manage, ConnectWise Automate, Customer Thermometer, Auvik, and SentinelOne. ProSight Reporting uses Microsoft Graph and features color coding to surface and contextualize critical issues such as spotty support follow-up or machines with out-of-date AVs. By identifying ticketing or network health concerns concisely and in near-real time, ProSight Reporting enhances productivity, reduces management hassle, and saves money. For more information, visit ProSight Reporting for ticketing and network monitoring platforms.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and low-cost way for small and mid-size organizations to get an unbiased evaluation of the overall health of their information system. Based on a selection of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools available, and supervised by Progent's world-class group of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the configuration of your core infrastructure devices adhere to industry leading practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and deliver immediate ROI such as a more manageable Active Directory system. Both versions also come with a year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with government and industry security regulations, more efficient utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and less downtime. See more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service centered on a brief phone discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is intended to assess your company's preparedness to counter ransomware or recover quickly after an assault by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, Phobos, Conti or Egregor. Progent will work with you directly to gather information concerning your current antivirus tools and backup system, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can follow best practices to create an efficient AV and backup environment that minimizes your exposure to a ransomware attack and aligns with your business needs. For more information, see Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Additional Value-priced Service Packages Available from Progent
Specially priced service bundles available from Progent to help you achieve and prove compliance with regulatory and industry security standards include security vulnerability assessment and stealth penetration testing. Progent also offers expert disaster recovery planning consulting and business continuity planning consulting to help ensure you can return to operations quickly in case of a catastrophic failure due to a natural disaster, fire, cyber attack, human error, equipment breakdown, or any other foreseeable disruptive event.
How to Get Started with Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting Service
To find out more details about Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service and to learn how Progent can help your company to simplify your IT management, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.