What Is ProSight Virtual Hosting?
ProSight Virtual Hosting Services ConsultingCloud 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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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:

  • ProSight Active Security Monitoring: Endpoint Protection and Ransomware Defense
    ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes cutting edge behavior machine learning tools to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against new malware attacks like ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily get by legacy signature-based AV tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to address the complete malware attack progression including blocking, infiltration detection, containment, remediation, and forensics. Top capabilities include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Security and Exchange Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer security for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, mobile devices, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for continuously monitoring and responding to security threats from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, penetration alerts, device control, and web filtering via leading-edge technologies packaged within a single agent managed from a unified control. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can assist your business to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your company's specific needs and that helps you prove compliance with government and industry data protection standards. Progent will help you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that call for urgent attention. Progent can also help you to set up and verify a backup and disaster recovery system such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover rapidly from a destructive security attack such as ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange email 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 reliable backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup activities and allows rapid recovery of vital files, apps 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 DPS can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images, as well as Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery consultants can provide advanced expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when necessary, can help you to recover your critical information. Find out 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 uses the technology of top data security vendors to provide centralized management and world-class security for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Progent's Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with an on-premises security gateway device to provide complete defense against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based threats. Email Guard's cloud filter acts as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of unwanted email from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your vulnerability to inbound threats and saves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway device provides a further level of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the local gateway offers anti-virus and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The on-premises gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that stays within your security perimeter. For more information, see ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for smaller businesses to map, monitor, reconfigure and troubleshoot their connectivity appliances such as switches, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology maps are always updated, copies and displays the configuration information of almost all devices on your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when problems are detected. By automating time-consuming network management activities, WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary chores such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding devices that need critical software patches, or resolving performance issues. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management consulting.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management technology to keep your network operating efficiently by tracking the health of critical assets that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alarm is sent immediately to your specified IT personnel and your Progent engineering consultant so all potential problems can be addressed before they have a chance to disrupt productivity. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop 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, update, find and protect information about your network infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be warned about impending expirations of SSL certificates ,domains or warranties. By cleaning up and managing your IT documentation, you can eliminate as much as half of time spent looking for vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized location for storing and sharing all documents required for managing your business network such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for gathering and associating IT data. Whether youíre making improvements, performing maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you the data you require the instant you need it. Find out 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 evaluation of the health of their IT system. Powered by a selection of the top remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools in the industry, and overseen by Progent's certified group of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how closely the deployment of your core infrastructure assets 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 deliver instant ROI like a cleaner Active Directory system. Both versions also come with a year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with information security standards, higher utilization of IT resources, quicker troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and less downtime. Read more about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.

The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service 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 either to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly after an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will work with you directly to collect information concerning your current antivirus tools and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then produce a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can follow best practices to build a cost-effective security and backup system that reduces your exposure to ransomware and meets your company's requirements. For more information, visit 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.

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