Cisco Security ConsultantsCisco's security and VPN technologies for small to medium size companies provide a complete set of manageable security hardware and software to help you to secure your entire network environment. Cisco's rich catalog of security and VPN technologies features routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPN access concentrators. Progent's expert consulting engineers includes experienced professionals with Cisco's CCIE credentials who can assist your organization to choose and integrate Virtual Private Network and security solutions that work optimally with your environment.

Virtual Private Networks
Cisco offers several options for implementing a Virtual Private Network solution, allowing you to choose the option that most closely aligns with your business requirements. You can install both remote connectivity and office-to-office VPNs with IOS Software, with utilities and AIM encryption boards, or with physical devices, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, ASA firewalls with Firepower Services, or dedicated Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN approaches are simple to deploy and manage and offer the flexibility to evolve along with your changing business needs.

Products Associated with Cisco's Protection Technology
Cisco offers a full catalog of products designed for preventing stealing data, virus and worm outbreaks, Denial of Service attacks, and other dangers to your system. Categories and security products include:

Safe Connectivity

  • VPN appliance (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Devoted hardware or software device for setting up and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Family Switch controlled: Identity-based functions integrated into Cisco switches
  • Cisco Router controlled: VPN features built into routers
  • Expanded perimeter protection
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted silicon or software mechanism to permit or block connectivity to the infrastructure or processes
  • Router based: Firewall capability designed into routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-attached appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software for finding penetrations within the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or software mechanism for detecting, mitigating, and reporting intrusions on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensor within a Cisco firewall to find and report attacks at the system perimeter
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Detector within a Cisco Catalyst Switch to sense and report attacks at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensing capability built into a switch to detect and document intrusions at the router
Identity Services
  • Access Control Server utilizing RADIUS and TACACS: Central user access control framework for authentication, authorization, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Safe Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable solution for device configuration and policies for firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

How Progent's Engineers Can Help Your Business with Cisco Security Products
Cisco CCIE Network Security ConsultantsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to choose, integrate, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to design security into your business operations. Progent can assist you to create a documented security strategy to establish clear policies, install monitoring and auditing software, design and implement a secure connectivity architecture that incorporates technology from diverse network companies, offer MS Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server consulting services and Forefront TMG 2010 integration, and advise you about procedures to maximize the protection of your network. Progent's security consulting is available to help you configure a PIX or ASA firewall, design safe remote and mobile connectivity to email and corporate data, 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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