Cisco Security and VPN ExpertiseCisco's security technologies for small to mid-sized businesses provide a complete range of easy-to-manage network protection hardware and software to allow you to secure your wired and wireless connectivity environment. Cisco's extensive catalog of protection and Virtual Private Network solutions features routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPN concentrators. Progent's expert support engineers includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE certification who can help your organization to choose and integrate VPN and protection solutions that work best with your environment.

Cisco offers several alternatives for implementing a VPN system, so you can choose the approach that most closely aligns with your business requirements. You can set up both remote access and site-to-site VPNs with IOS Software, through utilities and AIM encryption boards, or with hardware devices, such as a Virtual Private Network access concentrator, router, Cisco ASA firewalls with Firepower, or devoted Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN approaches are simple to deploy and administer and offer the versatility to grow with your changing business needs.

Components Included in Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco has a full line of products designed for preventing stealing data, virus outbreaks, Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and other threats to your network. Classifications and security products include:

Protected Connectivity

  • Virtual Private Network device (Cisco Virtual Private Network concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for configuring and administering VPNs
  • Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Switch based: Identity-focused features integrated into switches
  • Cisco Router controlled: Virtual Private Network functionality integrated into Cisco routers
  • Expanded perimeter protection
  • PIX or ASA Firewall: Devoted silicon or software device to permit or deny access to the network or processes
  • Router based: Firewall capability incorporated into Cisco routers
Penetration Protection
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software mechanism for uncovering intrusions internal to the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or software for finding, mitigating, and reporting attacks on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensor incorporated into a Cisco firewall to find and document penetrations at the network perimeter
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensor incorporated into a Cisco switch to detect and document penetrations at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Detector incorporated into a switch to detect and document attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS using RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Central user access management mechanism for user authentication, permission, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Safe Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable mechanism for device configuration and policies for firewalls, VPNs, and IPS

How Progent Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco CCIE Network Security ExpertsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to assist you to choose, integrate, and maintain Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security consultants can show you how to build security into your company's processes. Progent can assist you to produce a written security strategy to define precise policies, install monitoring and auditing utilities, design and implement a secure connectivity infrastructure that includes products from a variety of vendors, offer MS ISA 2006 Server support services and Forefront Threat Management Gateway configuration help, and recommend steps to optimize the protection of your network. Progent's security expertise can help you implement a firewall, design secure remote and mobile connectivity to email and corporate information, and install or troubleshoot VPNs.

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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