Cisco Security and VPN Consulting FirmCisco's security technologies for small to mid-sized businesses provide a complete range of easy-to-manage security products and technologies to enable you to protect your entire network environment. Cisco's rich product line of protection and VPN technologies features routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, IDS, and VPN concentrators. Progent's seasoned support engineers includes experienced consultants with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP certification who can assist your organization to select and integrate Virtual Private Network and protection technologies that work optimally with your business.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks
Cisco offers several alternatives for implementing a Virtual Private Network solution, allowing you to select the approach that most closely aligns with your business requirements. You can install both remote connectivity and site-to-site Virtual Private Networks with IOS Software, through software and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) encryption boards, or with hardware appliances, such as a VPN access concentrator, router, Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services, or devoted Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco Virtual Private Network solutions are easy to deploy and administer and offer the flexibility to evolve with changing operational needs.

Products Included in Cisco's Protection Technology
Cisco has a comprehensive catalog of products aimed at preventing information theft, virus infections, Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and other threats to your network. Classifications and products include:

Safe Access

  • Virtual Private Network appliance (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for configuring and administering Virtual Private Networks
  • Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Switch controlled: Identity-focused features designed into Cisco switches
  • Router based: Virtual Private Network support designed into routers
  • Expanded perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall: Devoted hardware or software mechanism to permit or deny access to the infrastructure or applications
  • Router based: Firewall capability built into routers
Penetration Defense
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or program for detecting attacks inside the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software for uncovering, remediating, and documenting penetrations on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensor within a Cisco firewall to find and document intrusions at the system perimeter
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensor incorporated into a Cisco Catalyst Switch to sense and document attacks at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensing capability built into a switch to sense and report penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS utilizing RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Centralized access control mechanism for user validation, authorization, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Safe Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution for configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and IPS

How Progent Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Security Solutions
Cisco CCIE Security SpecialistsProgent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to select, deploy, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can advise you about how to design security into your business operations. Progent can assist you to create a documented security plan to establish clear security policies, deploy monitoring and tracking software, create and install a protected connectivity infrastructure that includes technology from diverse vendors, offer MS Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server support and Forefront TMG configuration help, and recommend procedures to optimize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security consulting is available to help you implement a firewall, set up secure remote access to messaging and corporate data, and install or troubleshoot VPNs.

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