Cisco VPN Consulting ServicesCisco's security and VPN solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) provide a comprehensive set of easy-to-manage security devices and utilities to allow you to protect your entire network environment. Cisco's extensive catalog of security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies includes routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPN concentrators. Progent's expert consulting engineers includes veteran professionals with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP certification who can assist your organization to choose and deploy VPN and protection solutions that align optimally with your business.

Cisco VPNs
Cisco offers multiple options for implementing a Virtual Private Network solution, allowing you to select the approach that best aligns with your operational needs. You can set up both remote connectivity and office-to-office VPNs with IOS Software, through utilities and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) hardware encryption cards, or with physical units, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, Cisco ASA firewalls with Firepower, or dedicated VPN server for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN solutions are simple to deploy and administer and offer the flexibility to grow with changing business needs.

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

Protected Connectivity

  • Virtual Private Network appliance (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for configuring and managing VPNs
  • Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch controlled: Identity-focused functions designed into switches
  • Cisco Router based: VPN features designed into routers
  • Extended perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Dedicated hardware or software device to allow or block access to the network or processes
  • Router controlled: Firewall features designed into routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-attached device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software mechanism for uncovering attacks inside the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or program for finding, remediating, and documenting penetrations on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensor built into a Cisco firewall to sense and report penetrations at the network public/private edge
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Detector incorporated into a switch to detect and report penetrations at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Detector within a switch to find and document attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) using RADIUS and TACACS: Centralized user access management framework for authentication, permission, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Secure Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution to provision device configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco CCIE Network Security ConsultantsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional to assist you to choose, integrate, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can advise you about how to build protection into your company's processes. Progent can assist you to create a written security strategy to establish precise policies, deploy scanning and auditing software, create and install a secure connectivity architecture that includes products from diverse network companies, provide Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server consulting services and Forefront TMG 2010 integration, and advise you about procedures to maximize the safety of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise is available to help you configure a firewall, set up secure remote and mobile access to messaging and business data, and install or repair Virtual Private Networks.

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