What Is ProSight Virtual Hosting?
ProSight Virtual Hosting Services ConsultingCloud 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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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.

Download Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting Service Datasheet
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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:

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
    Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection solution that utilizes next generation behavior-based analysis technology to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware attacks such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily evade legacy signature-matching AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud resources and offers a single platform to manage the complete threat lifecycle including protection, infiltration detection, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top features include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic network-wide immunization against new attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Protection and Exchange Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services deliver ultra-affordable in-depth protection for physical servers and VMs, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and reacting to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, penetration alarms, device management, and web filtering via leading-edge tools packaged within one agent accessible from a single console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your organization's unique needs and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information protection regulations. Progent will help you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alerts that require immediate attention. Progent's consultants can also assist you to set up and verify a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business quickly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and mid-sized businesses an affordable end-to-end solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a fixed monthly cost, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and enables fast restoration of vital files, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or corrupted as a result of component failures, software glitches, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery consultants can provide world-class expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with government and industry regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, when necessary, can help you to restore your business-critical information. Learn more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup and Recovery.

  • ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
    ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering service that uses the infrastructure of top information security vendors to provide web-based control and world-class security for all your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard combines a Cloud Protection Layer with an on-premises gateway appliance to offer advanced defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, DHAs, and other email-based threats. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises gateway device provides a deeper layer of analysis for inbound email. For outgoing email, the local gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also help Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends inside 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
    Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to map out, track, reconfigure and debug their connectivity hardware such as switches, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, printers, client computers and other devices. Incorporating cutting-edge RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network maps are kept current, copies and manages the configuration of almost all devices on your network, monitors performance, and generates alerts when potential issues are discovered. By automating complex network management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary chores like network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that need critical software patches, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management services.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to keep your IT system operating efficiently by tracking the health of vital computers that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your designated IT management staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that all looming issues can be addressed before they have a chance to impact your network. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.

  • ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
    ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that allows you to capture, maintain, retrieve and safeguard data related to your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be alerted about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time spent trying to find critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized location for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your business network like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for collecting and associating IT information. Whether youíre planning enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you require as soon as you need it. Find out more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a fast and affordable alternative for small and medium-size organizations to get an objective assessment of the health of their IT system. Based on some of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools available, and supervised by Progent's certified group of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the configuration of your essential infrastructure devices conform to industry best practices. The Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide immediate benefits like a more manageable Active Directory (AD) system. Both versions also include a year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include easier network management, improved compliance with data security regulations, higher utilization of network assets, quicker problem resolution, more dependable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. Read more information about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.

The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service based on a brief discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The fact-finding interview is designed to help evaluate your organization's preparedness either to defend against ransomware or recover quickly following an assault by a ransomware variant such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information concerning your existing security profile and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow industry best practices to deploy an efficient AV and backup environment that minimizes your exposure to ransomware and aligns with your company's requirements. For details, refer to The 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.

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