Cisco Security Consulting ServicesCisco's security and VPN solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) provide a comprehensive range of easy-to-manage network protection devices and utilities to enable you to protect your entire network infrastructure. Cisco's rich catalog of protection and Virtual Private Network solutions features routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and VPN access concentrators. Progent's expert support engineers includes experienced consultants with Cisco's CCIE certification who can help your company to select and deploy VPN and security solutions that align optimally with your business.

Cisco VPNs
Cisco offers multiple alternatives for configuring a Virtual Private Network solution, so you can choose the approach that best fits your business requirements. You can set up both remote access and office-to-office Virtual Private Networks with IOS Software, through software and AIM encryption cards, or with hardware devices, such as a VPN access concentrator, router, ASA firewalls with Firepower Services, or devoted VPN server for dial-up services. All Cisco VPN approaches are simple to deploy and manage and offer the flexibility to evolve along with changing business requirements.

Products Included in Cisco's Security Solution
Cisco offers a comprehensive line of products designed for stopping stealing information, virus outbreaks, Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and other threats to your network. Categories and security products include:

Protected Access

  • Virtual Private Network appliance (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for setting up and administering Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Family Switch based: Identity-focused functions designed into Cisco switches
  • Router controlled: VPN support built into Cisco routers
  • Extended perimeter protection
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Dedicated silicon or software device to allow or block connectivity to the infrastructure or processes
  • Cisco Router based: Firewall features designed into Cisco routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-attached appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software mechanism for detecting intrusions inside the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or software mechanism for uncovering, remediating, and documenting attacks on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Detector built into a Cisco firewall to find and report intrusions at the network perimeter
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Detector built into a switch to find and report attacks at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensing capability incorporated into a switch to detect and document attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS utilizing RADIUS and TACACS: Centrally provisioned access management mechanism for user validation, permission, and accounting from a web GUI
Secure Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable mechanism to provision configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Security Products
Cisco CCIE Network Security SpecialistsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to help you to choose, deploy, and maintain Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to design security into your company's processes. Progent can help you to develop a documented security plan to establish clear security policies, deploy monitoring and auditing utilities, design and implement a protected connectivity architecture that includes technology from diverse vendors, provide MS ISA 2006 Server support and Forefront TMG 2010 integration, and recommend steps to optimize the safety of your infrastructure. Progent's security consulting is available to help you configure a firewall, set up safe remote connectivity to email and corporate information, and implement or troubleshoot 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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