Cisco Security and VPN HelpCisco's security and VPN technologies for small to mid-sized companies offer a complete set of manageable security products and technologies to allow you to protect your entire network infrastructure. Cisco's rich product line of security and VPN technologies features routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPN access concentrators. Progent's seasoned consulting engineers includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE credentials who can help your company to choose and integrate Virtual Private Network and protection solutions that work optimally with your environment.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks
Cisco offers multiple options for implementing a Virtual Private Network solution, so you can choose the option that best fits your business requirements. You can set up both remote connectivity and office-to-office VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, through software and Advanced Integrated Module hardware encryption cards, or with physical units, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services, or dedicated Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN solutions are simple to integrate and administer and offer the flexibility to grow along with your changing operational needs.

Components Associated with Cisco's Security Technology
Cisco offers a full catalog of security offerings designed for preventing stealing information, virus outbreaks, Denial of Service attacks, and other dangers to your system. Classifications and security products include:

Secure Access

  • VPN device (Cisco VPN access concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for setting up and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Switch based: Identity-based functions integrated into Cisco switches
  • Router based: Virtual Private Network functionality integrated into routers
  • Extended perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Dedicated silicon or software mechanism to permit or block access to the network or applications
  • Cisco Router controlled: Firewall features incorporated into Cisco routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-based appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or program for finding penetrations inside the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software mechanism for finding, mitigating, and documenting penetrations on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensor built into a Cisco firewall to detect and document intrusions at the system public/private edge
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensing capability built into a Cisco Catalyst Switch to detect and document intrusions at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensor within a switch to detect and document intrusions at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) utilizing RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Centrally provisioned access management mechanism for user authentication, authorization, and accounting from a web GUI
Safe Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable mechanism to provision configuration and security policies for firewalls, VPNs, and IPS

How Progent's Engineers Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Security Products
Cisco CCIE Security SpecialistsProgent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to select, deploy, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can advise you about how to design protection into your business processes. Progent can help you to develop a documented security strategy to establish precise security policies, deploy scanning and auditing utilities, design and implement a protected network architecture that incorporates technology from a variety of vendors, offer MS Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server consulting and Microsoft Forefront TMG integration, and advise you about steps to optimize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security consulting can help you configure a firewall, set up safe remote and mobile connectivity to messaging and business data, and implement or repair VPNs.

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