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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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 is an endpoint protection (EPP) solution that utilizes next generation behavior machine learning tools to defend physical and virtual endpoint devices against new malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which easily evade traditional signature-matching AV tools. ProSight Active Security Monitoring safeguards on-premises and cloud resources and provides a unified platform to automate the complete malware attack lifecycle including blocking, infiltration detection, mitigation, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Top features include one-click rollback using Windows VSS 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): Physical and Virtual Endpoint Protection and Microsoft Exchange Email Filtering
Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection managed services deliver affordable multi-layer protection for physical servers and virtual machines, desktops, smartphones, and Exchange email. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and advanced heuristics for continuously monitoring and reacting to security assaults from all vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, intrusion alarms, endpoint control, and web filtering through leading-edge technologies packaged within one agent managed from a single control. Progent's data protection and virtualization experts can help you to plan and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your company's unique requirements and that helps you prove compliance with government and industry information security standards. Progent will help you define and configure security policies that ProSight ESP will enforce, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alerts that require immediate action. Progent's consultants can also assist your company to install and test a backup and restore system like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can get back in business quickly from a destructive security attack like ransomware. Read more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint protection and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services provide small and mid-sized organizations an affordable end-to-end solution for reliable backup/disaster recovery (BDR). Available at a fixed monthly price, ProSight Data Protection Services automates and monitors your backup processes and allows fast restoration of vital files, applications and VMs that have become lost or corrupted as a result of component failures, software bugs, natural disasters, human error, or malware attacks such as ransomware. ProSight Data Protection Services can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, apps, system images/, as well as Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images/. Critical data can be backed up on the cloud, to an on-promises storage device, or mirrored to both. Progent's BDR consultants can provide world-class expertise to configure ProSight DPS to to comply with government and industry regulatory standards like HIPPA, FINRA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, when needed, can help you to recover your critical data. Learn more about ProSight DPS Managed Cloud Backup and Recovery.
- 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 technology of top information security companies to deliver centralized control and comprehensive security for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid structure of Progent's Email Guard integrates cloud-based filtering with a local gateway device to offer advanced protection against spam, viruses, Dos Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks (DHAs), and other email-borne threats. The Cloud Protection Layer acts as a preliminary barricade and blocks the vast majority of threats from making it to your security perimeter. This reduces your exposure to external threats and conserves system bandwidth and storage. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance provides a deeper layer of inspection for inbound email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway provides anti-virus and anti-spam protection, DLP, and email encryption. The local security gateway can also assist Microsoft Exchange Server to track and safeguard internal email traffic that originates and ends inside your corporate firewall. For more information, visit Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Network Infrastructure Remote Monitoring and Management
ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it simple and affordable for smaller organizations to map out, track, enhance and debug their networking appliances such as switches, firewalls, and wireless controllers plus servers, endpoints and other networked devices. Using cutting-edge Remote Monitoring and Management technology, WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept updated, copies and manages the configuration information of almost all devices connected to your network, tracks performance, and generates alerts when issues are discovered. By automating time-consuming network management activities, ProSight WAN Watch can cut hours off ordinary chores such as network mapping, reconfiguring your network, finding appliances that require important updates, or resolving performance issues. Learn more about ProSight WAN Watch infrastructure management consulting.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring managed service that incorporates state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to help keep your network operating efficiently by checking the health of critical assets that power your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alert is sent immediately to your designated IT management personnel and your Progent consultant so that all looming issues can be addressed before they have a chance to impact your network. Learn more 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 create, update, find and safeguard information about your network infrastructure, processes, applications, and services. You can quickly locate passwords or IP addresses and be alerted about impending expirations of SSLs or domains. By cleaning up and managing your IT infrastructure documentation, you can eliminate as much as half of time wasted trying to find vital information about your network. ProSight IT Asset Management includes a common location for holding 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 relating IT information. Whether youíre making enhancements, doing regular maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management delivers the knowledge you need when 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 offer a quick and low-cost way for small and mid-size organizations to get an unbiased assessment of the overall health of their IT system. Based on a selection of the leading remote monitoring and management (RMM) platforms in the industry, and overseen by Progent's certified team of IT professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the configuration of your core network devices conform to industry best 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 such as a cleaner Active Directory system. Both also include a year of advanced remote network monitoring and management. Advantages can include easier network management, better compliance with data security requirements, more efficient utilization of network resources, quicker troubleshooting, more dependable backup and restore, and higher availability. Learn more information about Progent's ProSight Network Audits IT infrastructure assessment.
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report is a low-cost service centered on a phone interview with a Progent backup/recovery consultant. The fact-finding interview is intended to assess your organization's preparedness either to defend against ransomware or recover quickly following an assault by a ransomware strain such as Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Locky. Progent will work with you personally to collect information concerning your existing AV defense and backup/recovery system, and Progent will then deliver a custom Basic Security and Best Practices Report describing how you can apply best practices to create a cost-effective security and backup/recovery system that minimizes your exposure to a ransomware attack and aligns with your company's needs. For details, refer to Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report Service.
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.
How to Get Started with Progent's ProSight Virtual Hosting Service
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