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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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
Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) service that incorporates cutting edge behavior-based analysis technology to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware assaults such as ransomware and email phishing, which easily escape legacy signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM safeguards local and cloud-based resources and offers a unified platform to address the complete threat progression including filtering, detection, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Top features include one-click rollback with Windows VSS and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware recovery.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services deliver economical multi-layer security for physical servers and VMs, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and advanced machine learning for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP delivers firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint management, and web filtering via leading-edge tools packaged within one agent accessible from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can assist you to design and implement a ProSight ESP deployment that addresses your company's unique needs and that allows you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry information security regulations. Progent will help you define and implement policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and respond to alerts that require urgent action. Progent can also assist 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 potentially disastrous cyber attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Exchange email filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent provide small and medium-sized businesses an affordable end-to-end service for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup activities and allows rapid restoration of vital files, apps and VMs that have become lost or damaged due to component breakdowns, software bugs, 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 virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or to both. Progent's cloud backup consultants can deliver advanced support to set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with regulatory standards like HIPAA, FIRPA, and PCI and, whenever necessary, can help you to recover your business-critical data. Find out more about ProSight DPS Managed Backup.
- 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 management and world-class protection for your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne threats. The cloud filter serves as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your network firewall. This reduces your vulnerability to external attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises gateway device adds a further layer of inspection for inbound email. For outgoing email, the local gateway offers AV and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and protect internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall. For more information, see ProSight Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for smaller businesses to map, track, enhance and debug their networking hardware like routers, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, client computers and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch makes sure that network maps are kept updated, copies and displays the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and generates notices when problems are detected. By automating time-consuming management and troubleshooting processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks like network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that require important software patches, or identifying the cause of performance issues. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
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 IT system operating efficiently by checking the state of critical computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alert is sent immediately to your specified IT management staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so all looming issues can be resolved before they can 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 a cloud-based IT documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, update, retrieve and safeguard data about your network infrastructure, procedures, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned about upcoming expirations of SSLs or domains. By cleaning up and organizing your network documentation, you can save up to half of time wasted trying to find critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized location for storing and collaborating on all documents required for managing your business network like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports advanced automation for gathering and associating IT information. Whether youíre making enhancements, doing maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the information you need when 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 fast and low-cost alternative for small and medium-size businesses to get an objective assessment of the health of their information system. Based on some of the top remote monitoring and management platforms available, and overseen by Progent's world-class group of information technology experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the deployment of your core network devices adhere to industry best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide instant benefits such as a cleaner Active Directory environment. Both versions also come with a year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include simpler network management, improved compliance with information security regulations, higher utilization of network assets, faster troubleshooting, more dependable backup and recovery, and less downtime. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service based on a brief phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The fact-finding interview is designed to assess your organization's preparedness to defend against ransomware or recover quickly following an assault by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will work with you directly to gather information concerning your current antivirus tools and backup procedures, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report detailing how you can follow industry best practices to build an efficient AV and backup environment that reduces your exposure to a ransomware attack and meets your company's needs. For details, see The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
Additional Value-priced Services 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.