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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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.
Download Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting Service Datasheet
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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 is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes next generation behavior analysis tools to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against modern malware assaults such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily evade traditional signature-based anti-virus products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring protects on-premises and cloud resources and offers a unified platform to address the entire malware attack progression including blocking, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and forensics. Top features include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic network-wide immunization against new threats. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring (ASM) endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer affordable multi-layer security for physical servers and VMs, desktops, smartphones, and Microsoft Exchange. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and modern behavior analysis for round-the-clock monitoring and responding to cyber threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP offers two-way firewall protection, penetration alerts, endpoint management, and web filtering via leading-edge technologies packaged within a single agent accessible from a unified console. Progent's security and virtualization experts can assist your business to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's unique requirements and that helps you demonstrate compliance with legal and industry data security regulations. Progent will help you specify and configure policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alarms that call for immediate action. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to install and test a backup and restore solution such as ProSight Data Protection Services (DPS) so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous security attack such as ransomware. Find out 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 Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services offer small and mid-sized businesses an affordable end-to-end solution for secure backup/disaster recovery. Available at a fixed monthly price, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and enables rapid recovery of vital data, apps and virtual machines that have become unavailable or corrupted due to hardware breakdowns, software glitches, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malicious attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you protect, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images, plus Hyper-V and VMware images/. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local device, or mirrored to both. Progent's BDR consultants can deliver world-class expertise to configure ProSight DPS to be compliant with government and industry regulatory standards like HIPAA, FINRA, and PCI and, whenever necessary, can assist you to recover your critical data. Learn more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.
- ProSight Email Guard: Inbound and Outbound Spam Filtering and Data Leakage Protection
ProSight Email Guard is Progent's spam filtering service that incorporates the technology of top information security companies to deliver centralized control and world-class protection for your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway appliance to offer advanced defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-borne threats. The Cloud Protection Layer acts as a first line of defense and blocks most threats from making it to your network firewall. This reduces your exposure to inbound threats and conserves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite security gateway appliance provides a deeper level of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the local security gateway provides AV and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The local gateway can also help Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that originates and ends inside your security perimeter. For more information, see Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
Progent’s ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for smaller organizations to map out, monitor, enhance and debug their networking hardware like routers and switches, firewalls, and load balancers plus servers, printers, client computers and other devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, ProSight WAN Watch ensures that infrastructure topology diagrams are kept current, captures and displays the configuration of almost all devices on your network, monitors performance, and sends notices when issues are detected. By automating complex management processes, ProSight WAN Watch can knock hours off common tasks such as network mapping, expanding your network, finding appliances that require important updates, or isolating performance issues. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progent’s server and desktop remote monitoring service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management (RMM) techniques to keep your IT system running efficiently by checking the health of critical assets that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers a problem, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your designated IT management staff and your Progent engineering consultant so all looming issues can be addressed before they have a chance to disrupt your network. Find out more details about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop monitoring consulting.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is a cloud-based IT documentation management service that allows you to capture, maintain, find and protect information about your network infrastructure, procedures, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be warned automatically about upcoming expirations of SSL certificates or domains. By updating and organizing your IT documentation, you can save up to 50% of time spent trying to find vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a centralized location for storing and sharing all documents related to managing your business network such as recommended procedures and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also offers a high level of automation for gathering and associating IT data. Whether you’re planning improvements, performing maintenance, or responding to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the data you require as soon as you need it. Read 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 medium-size organizations to obtain an unbiased assessment of the health of their IT system. Based on a selection of the top remote monitoring and management tools available, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of IT experts, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the configuration of your core infrastructure devices conform to best practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are available at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide immediate benefits such as a more manageable Active Directory (AD) system. Both also come with one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include easier management, improved compliance with information security regulations, more efficient utilization of network resources, quicker troubleshooting, more dependable backup and recovery, 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 is an affordable service built around a brief phone discussion with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The fact-finding interview is designed to evaluate your company's ability either to counter ransomware or recover rapidly following an assault by a ransomware strain like Ryuk, Maze, Sodinokibi, Mailto (aka Netwalker), Phobos, Conti or Nephilim. Progent will consult with you directly to collect information concerning your current security profile and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then produce a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply best practices to build a cost-effective security and backup/recovery system that reduces your vulnerability to a ransomware attack and meets your company's needs. For more information, see Progent's 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
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