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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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 incorporates cutting edge behavior analysis technology to guard physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware assaults such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily get by traditional signature-matching anti-virus tools. ProSight ASM safeguards local and cloud resources and offers a unified platform to address the entire malware attack progression including filtering, identification, mitigation, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key features include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and automatic system-wide immunization against newly discovered attacks. Read more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection and Exchange Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection services offer economical in-depth security for physical servers and VMs, workstations, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP utilizes contextual security and advanced heuristics for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to security assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, penetration alarms, device management, and web filtering via cutting-edge tools packaged within one agent managed from a single console. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your organization's specific requirements and that helps you prove compliance with government and industry data security regulations. Progent will assist you specify and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alarms 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 so you can get back in business rapidly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized businesses an affordable end-to-end solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery. For a fixed monthly rate, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and enables fast restoration of critical data, apps and VMs that have become unavailable or damaged as a result of component breakdowns, software glitches, disasters, human error, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's BDR specialists can provide advanced expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with government and industry regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever necessary, can help you to restore your business-critical data. Read more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Backup.
- 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 information security vendors to provide web-based control and comprehensive security for your inbound and outbound email. The powerful structure of Progent's Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with a local security gateway appliance to offer advanced protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne malware. Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a preliminary barricade and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your network firewall. This reduces your vulnerability to inbound attacks and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device adds a further layer of analysis for incoming email. For outgoing email, the local security gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The local gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall. For more details, see ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and affordable for small and mid-sized organizations to map, monitor, optimize and troubleshoot their networking appliances such as switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, endpoints and other devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that network diagrams are always updated, captures and manages the configuration of virtually all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and generates notices when issues are detected. By automating complex management processes, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off common chores like making network diagrams, expanding your network, finding devices that require important software patches, or isolating performance bottlenecks. Find out more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that uses advanced remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your network operating efficiently by tracking the health of vital computers that power your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers 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 can disrupt productivity. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote 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 create, maintain, retrieve and protect data related to your network infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically about impending expirations of SSLs or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your network documentation, you can eliminate as much as 50% of time wasted searching for vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common location for storing and collaborating on 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 data. Whether youíre making improvements, performing maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you require when 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 quick and low-cost way for small and mid-size businesses to obtain an unbiased assessment of the health of their information system. Powered by a selection of the top remote monitoring and management platforms available, and supervised by Progent's world-class group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the configuration of your essential infrastructure devices adhere to 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 ROI like a cleaner Active Directory (AD) system. Both versions also come with one year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include simpler management, improved compliance with government and industry security standards, higher utilization of IT assets, faster troubleshooting, more dependable backup and restore, and less downtime. Learn more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is a low-cost service based on a brief interview with a Progent information assurance expert. The fact-finding interview is intended to help assess your organization's preparedness either to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly following an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will work with you directly to collect information about your existing antivirus tools and backup system, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply industry best practices to build a cost-effective security and backup/recovery environment that minimizes your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and aligns with your business needs. For details, 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
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