Cisco VPN ConsultingCisco's security and VPN technologies for small to medium size companies offer a complete range of easy-to-manage security hardware and software to enable you to protect your wired and wireless connectivity environment. Cisco's extensive catalog of protection and Virtual Private Network solutions includes routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, firewalls, IDS, and Virtual Private Network concentrators. Progent's seasoned consulting staff includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP credentials who can help your organization to select and integrate VPN and protection solutions that work optimally with your environment.

Cisco VPNs
Cisco offers multiple alternatives for configuring a VPN system, allowing you to select the option that most closely fits your operational requirements. You can install both remote access and office-to-office VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, with utilities and Advanced Integrated Module encryption boards, or with physical devices, such as a VPN access concentrator, router, Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower, or devoted VPN server for dial-up functions. All Cisco Virtual Private Network solutions are easy to deploy and administer and offer the flexibility to grow along with changing operational requirements.

Components Included in Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco has a full catalog of security offerings designed for preventing stealing data, virus outbreaks, DDoS assaults, and other dangers to your system. Categories and security products include:

Protected Access

  • VPN appliance (Cisco VPN access concentrators and clients): Dedicated hardware or software device for setting up and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch controlled: Identity-based functions designed into Cisco switches
  • Router based: VPN features built into routers
  • Extended perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Dedicated hardware or software device to permit or deny access to the network or applications
  • Cisco Router controlled: Firewall functions incorporated into Cisco routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for finding attacks inside the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or software for finding, remediating, and reporting attacks on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensor built into a firewall to sense and document attacks at the network public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensing capability incorporated into a Cisco switch to sense and document intrusions at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Detector incorporated into a switch to sense and report penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) utilizing RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Central user access control mechanism for user authentication, permission, and accounting from a web GUI
Secure Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable mechanism to provision device configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Engineers Can Help Your Business with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco Certified CCIE Network Security SpecialistsProgent can provide a certified CCIE or certified CCNP to assist you to choose, integrate, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can advise you about how to build protection into your business operations. Progent can help you to develop a documented security plan to establish precise policies, install scanning and auditing software, design and install a protected network architecture that includes products from diverse network companies, provide MS ISA 2006 Server consulting services and Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 integration, and recommend steps to optimize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise can help you implement a PIX or ASA firewall, set up safe remote connectivity to messaging and corporate information, and install or repair Virtual Private Networks.

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