Cisco Security Support ServicesCisco's security and VPN solutions for small to medium size businesses provide a comprehensive set of easy-to-manage security devices and utilities to enable you to protect your entire network infrastructure. Cisco's extensive catalog of security and Virtual Private Network technologies includes routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and VPN access concentrators. Progent's expert support staff includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE certification who can help your company to select and deploy VPN and protection technologies that align optimally with your business.

Virtual Private Networks
Cisco offers multiple options for configuring a VPN system, allowing you to choose the option that most closely fits your operational requirements. You can install both remote connectivity and site-to-site Virtual Private Networks with Cisco IOS Software, with software and Advanced Integrated Module encryption boards, or with hardware appliances, such as a Virtual Private Network access concentrator, router, Cisco ASA firewalls with Firepower, or dedicated VPN server for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN solutions are easy to integrate and administer and offer the versatility to grow with future business requirements.

Products Associated with Cisco's Security Solution
Cisco has a comprehensive line of security offerings designed for preventing information theft, virus infections, Denial of Service assaults, and other dangers to your system. Categories and products include:

Protected Access

  • Virtual Private Network appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for configuring and administering Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Family Switch based: Identity-focused features integrated into switches
  • Cisco Router controlled: Virtual Private Network functionality built into Cisco routers
  • Extended perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted silicon or software device to permit or block connectivity to the infrastructure or applications
  • Router controlled: Firewall functions designed into Cisco routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software mechanism for finding intrusions internal to the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or program for uncovering, mitigating, and reporting intrusions on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Detector incorporated into a firewall to find and report penetrations at the system perimeter
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensor built into a Cisco Catalyst Switch to detect and document intrusions at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensor incorporated into a switch to detect and report penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • Access Control Server using RADIUS and TACACS: Centralized user access control mechanism for user authentication, authorization, and accounting from a web GUI
Safe Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution to provision device configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and IPS

How Progent's Engineers Can Assist You with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco Certified CCIE Network Security EngineersProgent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to select, deploy, and maintain Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can advise you about how to build security into your business operations. Progent can help you to develop a written security strategy to establish precise policies, install monitoring and tracking utilities, design and implement a secure network architecture that includes technology from a variety of vendors, offer Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server consulting and Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 integration, and advise you about steps to maximize the protection of your network. Progent's security expertise can help you configure a PIX or ASA firewall, set up safe remote and mobile access to email and business information, and install or repair Virtual Private Networks.

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