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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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.
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:
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- ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection solution that utilizes next generation behavior machine learning technology to guard physical and virtual endpoints against new malware assaults such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily get by legacy signature-matching anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM protects on-premises and cloud resources and provides a single platform to address the entire threat lifecycle including blocking, identification, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Top capabilities include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time network-wide immunization against new attacks. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Security and Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer economical multi-layer security for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP utilizes adaptive security and advanced heuristics for continuously monitoring and reacting to cyber threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint management, and web filtering via cutting-edge technologies incorporated within a single agent accessible from a unified console. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can help your business to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's unique requirements and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry data security regulations. Progent will help you define and configure policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alarms that require immediate action. Progent can also help you to set up and test a backup and restore system such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive security attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified endpoint security and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and medium-sized organizations an affordable and fully managed solution for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). For a fixed monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and enables rapid recovery of critical data, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of component breakdowns, software glitches, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, retrieve and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local storage device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver world-class expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with government and industry regulatory standards like HIPPA, FIRPA, and PCI and, when necessary, can assist you to recover your critical information. Read 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 and virus filtering and email encryption service that incorporates the infrastructure of leading data security vendors to deliver web-based control and comprehensive security for all your email traffic. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne malware. The Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and blocks most unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to inbound attacks and saves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises gateway device adds a further level of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises security gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends within your corporate firewall. For more information, see Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized businesses to map, track, reconfigure and troubleshoot their networking appliances such as routers, firewalls, and access points plus servers, printers, endpoints and other devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network maps are always current, captures and manages the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates alerts when potential issues are detected. By automating tedious management and troubleshooting processes, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off common chores such as making network diagrams, expanding your network, finding devices that need critical updates, or identifying the cause of performance problems. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management technology to keep your network running at peak levels by checking the health of critical computers that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alarm is sent automatically to your designated IT personnel and your Progent consultant so any looming issues can be resolved before they can disrupt your network. Learn more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- 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 capture, maintain, retrieve and protect data about your IT infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can instantly find passwords or IP addresses and be alerted automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and organizing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save as much as 50% of time wasted looking for critical information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized location for storing and collaborating on all documents required for managing your business network such as recommended procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for collecting and associating IT data. Whether youíre making enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you require as soon as you need it. Learn more about ProSight IT Asset Management service.
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ProSight Network Audits
Progent's ProSight Network Audits are a quick and affordable alternative for small and medium-size businesses to get an objective evaluation of the health of their IT system. Powered by some of the top remote monitoring and management platforms available, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how well the deployment of your essential network devices adhere to industry leading practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and deliver immediate benefits like a more manageable Active Directory (AD) system. Both versions also include a year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include lower-cost network management, improved compliance with information security standards, more efficient utilization of IT assets, quicker problem resolution, more dependable backup and restore, and less downtime. Read more information about ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service centered on a brief phone discussion with a Progent information assurance consultant. The fact-finding interview is designed to help assess your company's ability either to block ransomware or recover quickly following an attack by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Locky. Progent will work with you directly to collect information concerning your current AV defense and backup system, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can apply industry best practices to create a cost-effective AV and backup/recovery system that reduces your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and aligns with your business needs. For more information, visit 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.