What Is ProSight Virtual Hosting?
Cloud computing uses the Internet to share access to IT resources and services such as processors, storage systems, and applications. Public clouds pool together massive physical resources and use virtualization technology to distribute these resources dynamically among clients. This provides very efficient resource utilization, which allows public clouds to offer customers substantial savings on infrastructure investment. Private clouds are also accessible via the Internet, with resources often deployed at colocation sites to cut infrastructure costs. However, private cloud resources are reserved for use by only one organization. This provides complete flexibility over resource allocation, eliminates configuration restrictions, and makes it easier to comply with certain security standards. As examples of flexibility, with a private cloud you can use a legacy operating system to run a legacy application or you can devote all available physical processing power to support one business-critical database.
Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service utilizes advanced virtualization technology, a Tier III datacenter, and the expertise of Progent's Microsoft-certified consultants to offer small and middle-size organizations an end-to-end IT outsourcing solution that improves availability, strengthens security, cuts management cost and trouble, and eliminates the need to make expensive investments in network infrastructure. Thanks to Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service, smaller companies can have their servers and key applications hosted in a secure, non-stop datacenter on a high-performance virtual host custom configured and efficiently managed by Progent's network technology experts.
Virtualization technology allows Progent to improve the availability, security, throughput, expandability, recoverability, and portability of the customer's network while holding down hosting costs. Progent's customers keep ownership of their OS and application licenses. Progent owns the dedicated host servers and takes care of maintaining them. Under this model, Progent's clients do not have to buy expensive equipment that soon becomes out of date, and customers can immediately migrate their environment to a different hosting service or bring it in house if and when it makes sense to do so.
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A Smart Outsourcing Alternative for Small and Midsize Companies
Small and midsize companies can't afford the cost or management distraction associated with creating and maintaining an on-premises network infrastructure that approaches the level of robustness and security demanded by enterprises. Businesses of any size need reliable access to and consistent performance from mission-critical applications. Without the economy of scale enjoyed by large companies, smaller business need the leverage that comes with intelligently outsourcing infrastructure and management services. Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service allows smaller businesses to realize the advantages of enterprise-class IT infrastructure and support services at a cost they can afford.
Hybrid Cloud Solutions
Many businesses utilize public and private clouds combined with on-premises IT resources, a networking model known as a "hybrid cloud." This common architecture may be adopted in order to comply with security requirements, overcome latency issues for performance-critical applications, implement disaster recovery or business continuity plans, accommodate custom or legacy equipment or software, etc. As an example, an organization using a cloud-based email service could be required to host certain sensitive mailboxes on premises. Progent can assist you to plan and configure a hybrid networking solution that transparently and securely integrates cloud services and on-premises infrastructure. (See Consulting for Integrating Office 365 with On-premises Networks.)
How ProSight Virtual Hosting Differs from Typical Application Hosting
With ASP or SaaS hosting models, customers retain ownership of their corporate data but not the operating system or application licenses for the software maintained by the hosting provider. Since it can take considerable time and money to migrate from the ASP (Application Service Provider) or SaaS (Software as a Service) hosting service to another hosting provider or to move a hosted system to on-premises facilities, smaller organizations with modest IT management budgets can for all effectively become locked into their hosting service.
Under Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting model, the data, OS platforms, and applications are all owned by the client. The virtualized environment can be moved easily and inexpensively to another hardware environment without requiring time-consuming and technically challenging reinstallation and re-configuration. ProSight Virtual Hosting makes you a partner of your hosting service, not a captive. An additional benefit of the virtualization technology of Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service is that your data can be restored promptly in the event of a natural, human or technical disaster. Since the entire environment is backed up regularly and stored in a geographically separate datacenter, the system can be hosted by any server hardware used to host the virtual environment.
Progent can also host environments with any mix of OS platforms and applications. This type of environment, with little standardization, is common for smaller businesses but is not accommodated ASP and SaaS hosting services. Public clouds are entirely virtualized but have strict standardization requirements offer minimal flexibility for configuring servers, hosting legacy applications, or supporting company-specific computing styles.
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Additional ProSight Managed Services Available from Progent
In addition to ProSight Virtual Hosting, Progent's ProSight suite of fully managed IT services includes other affordable outsourcing products that cover major aspects of network management including endpoint security, backup and disaster recovery, email content filtering, infrastructure health monitoring, and IT documentation management. By partnering with RMM technology leaders, Progent can offer smaller businesses the benefits of the same network management solutions used by global enterprises.
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 (ASM) is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that incorporates next generation behavior machine learning technology to defend physical and virtual endpoints against new malware assaults such as ransomware and file-less exploits, which easily evade traditional signature-matching AV products. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards on-premises and cloud-based resources and provides a single platform to address the entire threat progression including protection, identification, mitigation, remediation, and forensics. Key capabilities include one-click rollback using Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service and automatic 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): Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services offer affordable in-depth protection for physical servers and virtual machines, workstations, mobile devices, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and advanced machine learning for continuously monitoring and responding to cyber threats from all vectors. ProSight ESP delivers two-way firewall protection, intrusion alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering through leading-edge tools packaged within a single agent managed from a unified control. Progent's data protection and virtualization consultants can assist you to design and implement a ProSight ESP environment that addresses your company's unique needs and that helps you prove compliance with government and industry information security standards. Progent will help you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your IT environment and react to alerts that call for urgent action. Progent's consultants can also help you to set up and verify a backup and restore solution like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a potentially disastrous cyber attack such as ransomware. Learn more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and medium-sized organizations a low cost end-to-end service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. Available at a low monthly cost, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup activities and allows rapid recovery of critical data, applications and virtual machines that have become unavailable or corrupted as a result of hardware failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, retrieve and restore files, folders, applications, system images/, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware images/. Important data can be backed up on the cloud, to a local storage device, or to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide world-class expertise to set up ProSight Data Protection Services to to comply with government and industry regulatory standards such as HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can assist you to recover your 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 service that incorporates the infrastructure of leading data security vendors to provide web-based control and comprehensive protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Progent's Email Guard combines cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to offer complete defense against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-based threats. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and keeps the vast majority of threats from reaching your network firewall. This decreases your exposure to external threats and conserves system bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's onsite security gateway appliance provides a deeper layer of analysis for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam filtering, policy-based Data Loss Prevention, and email encryption. The onsite security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to track and protect internal email that originates and ends within your security perimeter. For more details, see ProSight Email Guard spam filtering and data leakage protection.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is an infrastructure management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to map, monitor, optimize and debug their networking appliances such as routers, firewalls, and load balancers as well as servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Incorporating state-of-the-art Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) technology, WAN Watch ensures that network diagrams are kept current, copies and manages the configuration information of almost all devices on your network, monitors performance, and sends alerts when problems are detected. By automating complex management and troubleshooting activities, WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary chores such as making network diagrams, expanding your network, finding devices that require critical updates, or resolving performance bottlenecks. Learn more details about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Remote Monitoring
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to help keep your network operating efficiently by tracking the state of critical computers that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch detects an issue, an alert is transmitted automatically to your designated IT management staff and your Progent engineering consultant so that any looming issues can be resolved before they have a chance to disrupt your network. 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 data about your IT infrastructure, processes, business apps, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or serial numbers and be alerted automatically 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 thrown away 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 like standard operating procedures (SOPs) and self-service instructions. ProSight IT Asset Management also supports a high level of automation for collecting and relating IT data. Whether youíre making enhancements, performing maintenance, or responding to an emergency, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the information you need the instant 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 offer a fast and affordable alternative for small and medium-size organizations to obtain an unbiased evaluation of the health of their information system. Powered by a selection of the top remote monitoring and management platforms available, and overseen by Progent's world-class team of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the configuration of your essential infrastructure devices conform to leading practices. Both the Basic and Advanced options for ProSight Network Audit services are available at a low, one-time cost and deliver immediate ROI like a cleaner Active Directory (AD) environment. Both versions also come with a year of state-of-the-art remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Benefits can include lower-cost network management, better compliance with data security standards, higher utilization of network assets, faster problem resolution, more reliable backup and recovery, and increased uptime. See more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service based on a phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The fact-finding interview is designed to assess your company's preparedness either to block ransomware or recover quickly after an attack by a ransomware variant like Ryuk, WannaCry, NotPetya, or Locky. Progent will work with you personally to gather information concerning your current security profile and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then deliver a written Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can follow industry best practices to create an efficient security and backup/recovery system that reduces your vulnerability to ransomware and meets your company's needs. For details, refer to The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report.
Additional Value-priced Service 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.
Contact Progent to Get Started with ProSight Virtual Hosting Service
To learn more about Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting service and to find out how Progent can help you save money by outsourcing your IT management, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.