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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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 cutting edge behavior-based machine learning technology to guard physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware attacks like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily escape legacy signature-based AV tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud resources and offers a single platform to automate the complete threat progression including filtering, detection, mitigation, remediation, and post-attack forensics. Key capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic system-wide immunization against new threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Protection and Exchange Email Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services deliver economical multi-layer security for physical and virtual servers, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and responding to security threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering through leading-edge technologies packaged within a single agent accessible from a unified console. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can assist you to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's unique requirements and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information security standards. Progent will help you specify and configure policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and respond to alerts that require urgent attention. Progent can also help your company to install and test a backup and restore system such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized organizations an affordable and fully managed service for secure backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a low monthly cost, ProSight Data Protection Services automates your backup activities and enables fast restoration of vital files, applications and virtual machines that have become unavailable or damaged due to hardware failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver advanced expertise to set up ProSight DPS to to comply with government and industry regulatory standards like HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can help you to recover your business-critical data. 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 and email encryption service that incorporates the infrastructure of leading information security companies to deliver centralized management and comprehensive protection for all your email traffic. The powerful structure of Email Guard combines a Cloud Protection Layer with a local gateway device to provide complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne threats. The cloud filter serves as a first line of defense and keeps most threats from reaching your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and saves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's onsite gateway device provides a further layer of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the on-premises security gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that originates and ends within your security perimeter. For more details, see ProSight Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to map, monitor, optimize and debug their networking hardware like routers and switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, endpoints and other devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art RMM technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that network diagrams are always current, captures and displays the configuration of almost all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when problems are detected. By automating tedious management processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off common chores like making network diagrams, reconfiguring your network, locating devices that need important software patches, or resolving performance issues. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management technology to keep your IT system running at peak levels by tracking the health of critical computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alert is sent immediately to your designated IT staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that all looming issues can be addressed before they can disrupt productivity. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that makes it easy to capture, update, find and protect data related to your network infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can instantly find passwords or serial numbers and be alerted about impending expirations of SSLs or domains. By cleaning up and managing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can save as much as half of time spent looking for critical information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized location for holding and collaborating on all documents related to managing your network infrastructure like standard operating procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for collecting and associating IT information. Whether youíre making enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data 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 offer a quick and low-cost alternative for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an objective assessment of the health of their network. Based on a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's world-class team of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits show you how closely the configuration of your essential infrastructure assets conform to industry best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a low, one-time cost and deliver instant benefits like a more manageable Active Directory system. Both versions also come with a year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include easier management, improved compliance with government and industry security standards, higher utilization of network resources, faster problem resolution, more dependable backup and restore, and increased uptime. Read more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure review.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is an affordable service centered on a brief discussion with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The fact-finding interview is intended to help assess your organization's preparedness to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly following an assault by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you personally to collect information about your current AV defense and backup system, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow best practices to create a cost-effective AV and backup system that minimizes your exposure to a ransomware attack and meets your business requirements. For additional information, see Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
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.