Cisco Security and VPN Consulting FirmCisco's security solutions for small to mid-sized companies provide a comprehensive set of easy-to-manage security hardware and software to enable you to secure your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's extensive catalog of security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions includes routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, firewalls, IDS, and Virtual Private Network concentrators. Progent's seasoned support engineers includes experienced professionals with Cisco's CCIE credentials who can help your organization to choose and integrate Virtual Private Network and protection solutions that align best with your environment.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco offers several options for configuring a Virtual Private Network solution, allowing you to choose the approach that most closely aligns with your business requirements. You can set up both remote access and office-to-office VPNs with IOS Software, with utilities and AIM encryption boards, or with physical units, such as a Virtual Private Network access concentrator, router, Cisco ASA firewalls with Firepower Services, or devoted Virtual Private Network server for dial-up services. All Cisco VPN solutions are easy to integrate and administer and offer the versatility to evolve with your changing operational requirements.

Products Included in Cisco's Security Solution
Cisco offers a comprehensive line of security offerings aimed at stopping data theft, virus outbreaks, Denial of Service attacks, and other threats to your network. Categories and products include:

Secure Connectivity

  • Virtual Private Network appliance (Cisco VPN access concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software device for configuring and administering VPNs
  • Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Family Switch controlled: Identity-focused functions built into switches
  • Cisco Router controlled: Virtual Private Network support built into Cisco routers
  • Expanded perimeter protection
  • PIX or ASA Firewall: Dedicated hardware or software mechanism to permit or block connectivity to the network or applications
  • Cisco Router controlled: Firewall functions designed into Cisco routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-based appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or program for detecting attacks inside the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software for finding, mitigating, and documenting penetrations on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensor built into a firewall to detect and document attacks at the system public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensor within a Cisco Catalyst Switch to sense and report attacks at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensor within a switch to detect and document intrusions at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS using RADIUS and TACACS: Centrally provisioned user access management framework for authentication, authorization, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Safe Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable mechanism to provision device configuration and security policies for firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and IPS

How Progent Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Security Products
Cisco CCIE Network Security SpecialistsProgent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to select, integrate, and maintain Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can advise you about how to build security into your business operations. Progent can help you to develop a written security strategy to establish clear policies, deploy scanning and tracking utilities, design and implement a protected network architecture that incorporates products from diverse network companies, offer Microsoft ISA 2006 Server consulting services and Forefront Threat Management Gateway integration, and advise you about steps to optimize the safety of your network. Progent's security consulting is available to help you implement a firewall, set up secure remote connectivity to messaging and business information, and implement or repair VPNs.

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