Cisco Security and VPN HelpCisco's security technologies for small to medium size businesses (SMBs) offer a comprehensive range of manageable security products and technologies to allow you to protect your wired and wireless connectivity infrastructure. Cisco's rich product line of protection and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies features routers, switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and VPN access concentrators. Progent's seasoned consulting staff includes veteran professionals with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP certification who can assist your company to select and integrate Virtual Private Network and security solutions that work best with your business.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco provides several alternatives for implementing a Virtual Private Network solution, so you can select the approach that best fits your business requirements. You can set up both remote connectivity and office-to-office Virtual Private Networks with Cisco IOS Software, through utilities and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) hardware encryption boards, or with hardware units, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, ASA firewalls with Firepower, or dedicated VPN processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN solutions are easy to deploy and manage and offer the versatility to evolve along with changing business needs.

Components Associated with Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco offers a full line of products designed for stopping information theft, virus and worm infections, DDoS assaults, and other threats to your system. Categories and security products include:

Secure Connectivity

  • VPN device (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software mechanism for configuring and administering VPNs
  • Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Switch controlled: Identity-focused features built into switches
  • Router controlled: Virtual Private Network support built into Cisco routers
  • Extended perimeter protection
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted hardware or software mechanism to permit or deny connectivity to the network or processes
  • Cisco Router based: Firewall capability integrated into routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or program for finding intrusions inside the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or program for finding, remediating, and documenting intrusions on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensor built into a Cisco firewall to detect and document attacks at the network perimeter
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensing capability within a Cisco switch to detect and document intrusions at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensing capability built into a switch to detect and report penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • Access Control Server utilizing RADIUS and TACACS: Centrally provisioned access control mechanism for user authentication, permission, and accounting from a web GUI
Secure Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable solution for device configuration and policies for Cisco firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Security Products
Cisco Certified CCIE Security EngineersProgent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to assist you to choose, integrate, and maintain Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can advise you about how to build security into your company's operations. Progent can assist you to produce a documented security plan to establish precise policies, deploy monitoring and tracking software, create and install a secure network infrastructure that includes technology from diverse vendors, offer MS Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server consulting services and Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway integration, and advise you about steps to maximize the protection of your network. Progent's security expertise is available to help you configure a PIX or ASA firewall, design safe remote access to email and corporate data, and install or troubleshoot VPNs.

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