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 This means that Progent's clients do not have to invest heavily in capital equipment that becomes quickly outdated.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 service that incorporates next generation behavior-based machine learning technology to guard physical and virtual endpoints against modern malware attacks like ransomware and email phishing, which routinely escape traditional signature-based AV products. ProSight ASM safeguards on-premises and cloud-based resources and provides a unified platform to manage the complete malware attack lifecycle including blocking, infiltration detection, containment, cleanup, and post-attack forensics. Key features include one-click rollback with Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and real-time system-wide immunization against new attacks. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring next-generation endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- ProSight Enhanced Security Protection: Endpoint Protection and Exchange Email Filtering
ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) services deliver economical multi-layer security for physical servers and VMs, desktops, mobile devices, and Exchange Server. ProSight ESP uses adaptive security and advanced heuristics for continuously monitoring and responding to security assaults from all attack vectors. ProSight ESP provides firewall protection, intrusion alerts, endpoint control, and web filtering through cutting-edge technologies incorporated within a single agent accessible from a unified console. Progent's security and virtualization consultants can help your business to design and configure a ProSight ESP environment that meets your organization's specific requirements and that helps you achieve and demonstrate compliance with legal and industry information protection standards. Progent will assist you specify and implement security policies that ProSight ESP will manage, and Progent will monitor your network and react to alerts that require urgent action. Progent can also help your company to install and test a backup and restore solution like ProSight Data Protection Services so you can recover quickly from a destructive cyber attack like ransomware. Find out more about Progent's ProSight Enhanced Security Protection (ESP) unified physical and virtual endpoint security and Exchange filtering.
- ProSight Data Protection Services: Managed Backup and Recovery
ProSight Data Protection Services from Progent offer small and mid-sized businesses an affordable and fully managed service for reliable backup/disaster recovery. Available at a fixed monthly rate, ProSight DPS automates and monitors your backup processes and enables rapid restoration of critical data, applications and virtual machines that have become lost or damaged as a result of component breakdowns, software glitches, natural disasters, human mistakes, or malware attacks like ransomware. ProSight DPS can help you back up, recover and restore files, folders, applications, system images/, plus Hyper-V and VMware virtual machine images/. Important data can be protected on the cloud, to an on-promises device, or to both. Progent's backup and recovery specialists can deliver advanced support to set up ProSight DPS to be compliant with government and industry regulatory requirements such as HIPPA, FIRPA, PCI and Safe Harbor and, whenever needed, can help you to recover your business-critical information. Find out more about ProSight Data Protection Services Managed Cloud Backup.
- 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 leading information security companies to provide web-based control and comprehensive protection for all your inbound and outbound email. The hybrid architecture of Email Guard managed service combines cloud-based filtering with a local gateway appliance to offer complete protection against spam, viruses, Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks, Directory Harvest Attacks, and other email-based malware. The Cloud Protection Layer serves as a first line of defense and keeps most threats from making it to your security perimeter. This decreases your exposure to external attacks and conserves network bandwidth and storage space. Email Guard's on-premises security gateway appliance provides a deeper level of inspection for incoming email. For outbound email, the onsite gateway provides AV and anti-spam filtering, protection against data leaks, and email encryption. The local gateway can also help Exchange Server to track and protect internal email traffic that stays within your corporate firewall. For more details, visit Email Guard spam and content filtering.
- ProSight WAN Watch: Infrastructure Management
Progentís ProSight WAN Watch is a network infrastructure monitoring and management service that makes it easy and inexpensive for small and mid-sized organizations to diagram, track, optimize and debug their networking hardware like switches, firewalls, and access points plus servers, printers, client computers and other devices. Using cutting-edge RMM technology, WAN Watch makes sure that network diagrams are kept current, copies and displays the configuration of virtually all devices connected to your network, monitors performance, and generates notices when issues are detected. By automating time-consuming management and troubleshooting processes, WAN Watch can cut hours off common chores like network mapping, expanding your network, finding appliances that need important software patches, or resolving performance issues. Find out more about ProSight WAN Watch network infrastructure monitoring and management services.
- ProSight LAN Watch: Server and Desktop Monitoring and Management
ProSight LAN Watch is Progentís server and desktop monitoring service that uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring and management techniques to keep your network operating at peak levels by checking the state of vital assets that drive your business network. When ProSight LAN Watch uncovers an issue, an alarm is transmitted automatically to your specified IT staff and your assigned Progent engineering consultant so that all potential issues can be resolved before they have a chance to impact your network. Find out more about ProSight LAN Watch server and desktop remote monitoring services.
- ProSight IT Asset Management: Network Documentation Management
ProSight IT Asset Management service is an IT infrastructure documentation management service that allows you to capture, maintain, retrieve and protect information related to your IT infrastructure, processes, applications, 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 IT documentation, you can save up to half of time spent trying to find vital information about your IT network. ProSight IT Asset Management features a common location for storing and collaborating on all documents required for 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 relating IT information. Whether youíre planning improvements, doing maintenance, or reacting to a crisis, ProSight IT Asset Management gets you 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 are a fast and affordable way for small and medium-size businesses to get an unbiased evaluation of the health of their network. Based on some of the leading remote monitoring and management tools in the industry, and overseen by Progent's world-class group of information technology professionals, ProSight Network Audits help you see how well the deployment of your essential network assets adhere to industry leading practices. The Basic and Advanced versions of ProSight Network Audit services are offered at a budget-friendly, one-time cost and provide instant benefits like a cleaner Active Directory environment. Both also come with one year of advanced remote network monitoring and management (RMM). Advantages can include easier management, improved compliance with information security requirements, higher utilization of network resources, faster troubleshooting, more reliable backup and recovery, and less downtime. See more about Progent's ProSight Network Audits network infrastructure assessment.
The ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report
Progent's ProSight Ransomware Preparedness Report service is an affordable service based on a brief phone interview with a Progent information assurance expert. The interview is designed to evaluate your company's preparedness to defend against ransomware or recover rapidly following an attack by a ransomware variant like Ryuk, WannaCry, MongoLock, or Hermes. Progent will consult with you personally to gather information concerning your current AV defense 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 deploy an efficient security and backup/recovery environment that reduces your exposure to ransomware and aligns with your company's requirements. For more information, visit 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
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.