Cisco Security ExpertiseCisco's security solutions for small to medium size businesses (SMBs) provide a comprehensive set of manageable network protection devices and utilities to help you to protect your entire connectivity environment. Cisco's extensive product line of security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions includes routers, switches, firewalls, IDS, and Virtual Private Network access concentrators. Progent's seasoned support staff includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE certification who can help your company to choose and deploy Virtual Private Network and protection technologies that work optimally with your environment.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco offers multiple options for configuring a Virtual Private Network solution, allowing you to choose the approach that best aligns with your business requirements. You can install both remote access and office-to-office VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, through utilities and Advanced Integrated Module encryption boards, or with hardware appliances, such as a VPN access concentrator, router, ASA firewalls with Firepower, or devoted Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up services. All Cisco VPN solutions are easy to integrate and administer and offer the versatility to grow along with changing operational requirements.

Products Associated with Cisco's Security Technology
Cisco offers a full catalog of products designed for preventing data theft, virus infections, DDoS assaults, and other threats to your system. Classifications and security products include:

Protected Access

  • VPN appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for setting up and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Switch controlled: Identity-focused features designed into Cisco switches
  • Cisco Router based: VPN functionality built into routers
  • Expanded perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall: Dedicated silicon or software mechanism to allow or deny access to the network or processes
  • Cisco Router based: Firewall capability designed into Cisco routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or software mechanism for detecting attacks internal to the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or software mechanism for detecting, mitigating, and documenting penetrations on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensor within a firewall to find and report penetrations at the system public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensing capability incorporated into a Cisco Catalyst Switch to sense and report intrusions at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensing capability incorporated into a switch to detect and report intrusions at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) using RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Centralized access management framework for user authentication, authorization, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Secure Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable mechanism to provision configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and IPS

How Progent Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Security Solutions
Cisco CCIE Network Security ExpertsProgent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to choose, deploy, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security professionals can show you how to build protection into your company's processes. Progent can assist you to produce a documented security strategy to define precise policies, install scanning and tracking utilities, create and install a protected connectivity architecture that incorporates products from a variety of vendors, provide Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server consulting services and Forefront TMG 2010 configuration help, and advise you about steps to optimize the safety of your network. Progent's security expertise is available to help you implement a PIX or ASA firewall, design secure remote connectivity to email and business information, and install or repair Virtual Private Networks.

Integration of Cisco and Third-party Security Technology
Progent offers expertise in firewall and VPN products from all major vendors and can help you integrate Cisco technology with additional security solutions to help you build a cost-effective network infrastructure that provides a level of security and flexibility appropriate for your business. Third-party firewall and VPN support services available from Progent include:

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