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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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
    Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring is an endpoint protection service that utilizes next generation behavior-based analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware assaults like ransomware and email phishing, which routinely evade legacy signature-based anti-virus tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards local and cloud resources and offers a single platform to manage the entire malware attack progression including blocking, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Top features include single-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and real-time system-wide immunization against newly discovered threats. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.

  • ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP): Endpoint Security and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
    ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) managed services deliver ultra-affordable multi-layer protection for physical servers and virtual machines, workstations, smartphones, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides two-way firewall protection, penetration alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies incorporated within one agent managed from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist you to plan and implement a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's specific requirements and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with government and industry data protection regulations. Progent will help you specify and implement policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that require immediate action. Progent can also help your company to install and verify a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Microsoft Exchange email filtering.

  • ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
    ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and medium-sized organizations a low cost and fully managed solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly price, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and enables rapid recovery of critical files, apps and virtual machines that have become lost or corrupted due to hardware breakdowns, software bugs, disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks such as ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images/, plus Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or mirrored to both. Progent's backup and recovery consultants can provide advanced expertise to configure ProSight Data Protection Services to be compliant with regulatory requirements like HIPPA, FINRA, and PCI and, when needed, can help you to recover your business-critical information. 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 uses the infrastructure of leading information security vendors to provide web-based control and world-class protection for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Progent's Email Guard managed service integrates a Cloud Protection Layer with a local gateway appliance to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service Attacks, DHAs, and other email-borne malware. Email Guard's Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and blocks the vast majority of unwanted email from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your vulnerability to external threats and saves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite gateway device adds a deeper layer of analysis for incoming email. For outgoing email, the onsite security gateway offers AV and anti-spam filtering, DLP, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also assist Exchange Server to monitor and protect internal email that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. For more details, visit Email Guard spam and content filtering.

  • ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
    ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to diagram, track, reconfigure and troubleshoot their networking hardware such as switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers as well as servers, printers, endpoints and other devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management technology, WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology maps are kept updated, captures and manages the configuration information of virtually all devices on your network, monitors performance, and generates alerts when issues are detected. By automating complex management processes, WAN Watch can knock hours off ordinary tasks like network mapping, expanding your network, finding appliances that require important updates, or resolving performance problems. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management consulting.

  • ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
    ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop remote monitoring service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your network operating efficiently by tracking the health of critical assets that drive your information system. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alarm is sent automatically to your specified IT staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so any looming problems can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt your network. Learn more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring consulting.

  • 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, maintain, find and protect information related to your network infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can quickly find passwords or serial numbers and be warned automatically about impending expirations of SSLs or warranties. By updating and organizing your network documentation, you can save as much as half of time wasted trying to find vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a centralized location for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your business network like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and How-To's. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers advanced automation for gathering and relating IT information. Whether youíre planning enhancements, doing maintenance, or reacting to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you require the instant you need it. Learn 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 alternative for small and medium-size businesses to obtain an unbiased assessment of the health of their IT system. Powered by a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) tools in the industry, and supervised by Progent's certified group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your core infrastructure devices adhere to best practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and deliver instant ROI like a more manageable Active Directory environment. Both also include a year of cutting-edge remote network monitoring and management. Benefits can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with information security requirements, more efficient utilization of network resources, quicker troubleshooting, more dependable backup and restore, and increased uptime. See more information about ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure review.

The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service based on a brief discussion with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is intended to evaluate your company's ability to block ransomware or recover rapidly after an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Locky. Progent will work with you personally to collect information concerning your current security profile and backup procedures, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report document describing how you can apply industry best practices to build a cost-effective AV and backup/recovery system that reduces your exposure to a ransomware attack and aligns with your company's needs. For details, refer to The 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.

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