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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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 is an endpoint protection solution that utilizes next generation behavior analysis technology to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware assaults such as ransomware and email phishing, which routinely evade traditional signature-based AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects local and cloud-based resources and provides a unified platform to manage the complete threat lifecycle including blocking, identification, containment, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Top capabilities include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic network-wide immunization against new attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Email Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services deliver affordable in-depth security for physical and virtual servers, workstations, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and reacting to security threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, device control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies packaged within one agent accessible from a single control. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your company's unique needs and that helps you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information protection regulations. Progent will assist you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alarms that require immediate action. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to install and verify a backup and restore solution like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business rapidly from a potentially disastrous security attack like ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint security and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and medium-sized organizations an affordable end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. For a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and enables rapid restoration of vital files, applications and virtual machines that have become unavailable or corrupted due to hardware failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to a local device, or mirrored to both. Progent's BDR specialists can deliver advanced expertise to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory standards such as HIPAA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can help you to restore your critical data. Find out more about ProSight Data Protection Services 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 technology of top data security companies to deliver web-based control and world-class security for all your email traffic. The powerful architecture of Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne threats. Email Guard's cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and keeps most threats from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to inbound threats and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite security gateway device provides a further layer of inspection for incoming email. For outgoing email, the local gateway offers AV and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The local gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. For more details, see Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it easy and affordable for small and mid-sized businesses to map, monitor, optimize and debug their connectivity appliances such as routers, firewalls, and wireless controllers as well as servers, printers, client computers and other devices. Incorporating cutting-edge RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network maps are kept updated, copies and manages the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when potential issues are detected. By automating time-consuming network management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary tasks such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that need important updates, or isolating performance problems. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent’s server and desktop remote monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to help keep your IT system running at peak levels by checking the state of critical computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is transmitted automatically to your specified IT personnel and your Progent engineering consultant so that all potential problems can be resolved before they have a chance to impact productivity. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
Progent's ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to create, maintain, retrieve and protect data related to your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be warned about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your network documentation, you can eliminate up to 50% of time spent searching for vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized location for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your network infrastructure such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for gathering and relating IT data. Whether you’re making enhancements, performing maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you need as soon as you need it. Read more about Progent's 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 businesses to obtain an unbiased evaluation of the health of their network. Based on a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools available, and overseen by Progent's certified team of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the deployment of your core network devices conform to industry best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide instant ROI like a more manageable Active Directory system. Both also include one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include lower-cost management, improved compliance with government and industry security regulations, more efficient utilization of network resources, quicker troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. See more information about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service built around a phone interview with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is designed to assess your company's ability either to defend against ransomware or recover quickly following an assault by a ransomware variant such as Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, Phobos, Conti or Egregor. Progent will consult with you personally to collect information about your current antivirus tools and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can apply industry best practices to build an efficient AV and backup system that reduces your vulnerability to ransomware and aligns with your company's requirements. For additional information, see The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
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.