Cisco Security HelpCisco's security technologies for small to medium size companies provide a comprehensive set of manageable network protection products and technologies to enable you to secure your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's rich product line of protection and Virtual Private Network solutions features routers, switches, firewalls, IDS, and VPN concentrators. Progent's expert consulting engineers includes experienced consultants with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP credentials who can help your company to select and integrate VPN and protection solutions that align optimally with your environment.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks
Cisco offers multiple options for configuring a VPN solution, so you can choose the approach that most closely fits your operational needs. You can set up both remote connectivity and site-to-site Virtual Private Networks with Cisco IOS Software, with utilities and AIM encryption cards, or with physical units, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, ASA firewalls with Firepower Services, or devoted Virtual Private Network server for dial-up services. All Cisco VPN approaches are easy to deploy and manage and provide the flexibility to evolve with future business requirements.

Components Associated with Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco offers a comprehensive catalog of security offerings aimed at stopping stealing information, virus infections, Denial of Service attacks, and other threats to your network. Classifications and products include:

Protected Connectivity

  • VPN appliance (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Devoted hardware or software mechanism for setting up and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Switch controlled: Identity-focused features designed into switches
  • Cisco Router controlled: Virtual Private Network functionality integrated into Cisco routers
  • Extended perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted hardware or software mechanism to allow or block connectivity to the network or applications
  • Cisco Router controlled: Firewall functions built into Cisco routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or program for detecting penetrations within the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or software mechanism for uncovering, mitigating, and reporting attacks on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensor within a Cisco firewall to detect and report attacks at the network perimeter
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensor built into a Catalyst switch to detect and document intrusions at the switch
  • Router sensor: Detector incorporated into a switch to sense and report intrusions at the router
Identity Services
  • Access Control Server using RADIUS and TACACS: Centrally provisioned access control mechanism for user validation, authorization, and accounting from an easy-to-use web utility
Safe Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable mechanism to provision configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco Certified CCIE Network Security EngineersProgent can provide a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to choose, deploy, and maintain Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can advise you about how to design protection into your company's processes. Progent can assist you to develop a written security plan to define precise security policies, deploy scanning and tracking utilities, create and install a secure connectivity infrastructure that incorporates technology from a variety of vendors, offer Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server support and Forefront TMG 2010 configuration help, and advise you about steps to maximize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise can help you implement a firewall, design safe remote and mobile access to email and business 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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