Cisco Security and VPN ConsultantsCisco's security solutions for small to medium size businesses (SMBs) provide a comprehensive range of manageable network protection hardware and software to enable you to protect your entire connectivity environment. Cisco's extensive catalog of protection and Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions includes routers, switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, IDS, and VPN access concentrators. Progent's seasoned consulting engineers includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP certification who can assist your company to choose and integrate VPN and protection solutions that work best with your business.

Cisco VPNs
Cisco provides multiple alternatives for configuring a Virtual Private Network system, so you can select the approach that best aligns with your operational needs. You can set up both remote access and site-to-site VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, through utilities and Advanced Integrated Module hardware encryption boards, or with physical units, such as a VPN access concentrator, router, Cisco ASA firewalls with Firepower, or dedicated Virtual Private Network server for dial-up services. All Cisco VPN solutions are simple to integrate and manage and provide the versatility to evolve along with future operational requirements.

Components Associated with Cisco's Protection Technology
Cisco has a comprehensive line of security offerings aimed at preventing information theft, virus outbreaks, Denial of Service attacks, and other threats to your network. Classifications and security products include:

Secure Connectivity

  • VPN appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software device for setting up and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch based: Identity-based features built into Cisco switches
  • Cisco Router based: VPN support integrated into Cisco routers
  • Extended perimeter security
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted silicon or software mechanism to allow or deny connectivity to the infrastructure or applications
  • Router based: Firewall features incorporated into Cisco routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-attached device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or program for finding attacks within the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or program for detecting, mitigating, and documenting intrusions on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensing capability built into a Cisco firewall to find and document intrusions at the network perimeter
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensing capability incorporated into a switch to detect and document attacks at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensor incorporated into a switch to find and report attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) utilizing RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Centralized access control mechanism for authentication, authorization, and accounting from a web GUI
Safe Device 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 Help Your Business with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco Certified CCIE Network Security ExpertsProgent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to choose, deploy, and maintain Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can advise you about how to design protection into your business operations. Progent can help you to create a documented security plan to establish clear policies, install monitoring and auditing software, design and implement a secure network architecture that includes products from diverse vendors, offer Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server consulting services and Forefront TMG integration, and recommend steps to maximize the safety of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise can help you configure a firewall, set up secure remote access to email and business data, and install or repair Virtual Private Networks.

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