Cisco Security Support ServicesCisco's security and VPN technologies for small to mid-sized businesses provide a comprehensive range of manageable security devices and utilities to allow you to secure your entire connectivity environment. Cisco's rich catalog of security and VPN technologies includes routers, switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and Virtual Private Network access concentrators. Progent's expert support engineers includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE certification who can help your company to choose and integrate Virtual Private Network and security technologies that work optimally with your business.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco offers multiple alternatives for implementing a Virtual Private Network solution, so you can select the option that best aligns with your operational requirements. You can set up both remote connectivity and office-to-office VPNs with IOS Software, through utilities and Advanced Integrated Module hardware encryption cards, or with physical devices, such as a VPN access concentrator, router, ASA firewalls with Firepower, or dedicated Virtual Private Network server for dial-up services. All Cisco Virtual Private Network approaches are simple to deploy and manage and provide the versatility to grow along with changing operational needs.

Products Associated with Cisco's Security Solution
Cisco offers a comprehensive catalog of products designed for preventing stealing data, virus infections, DDoS attacks, and other dangers to your system. Categories and products include:

Protected Access

  • Virtual Private Network device (Cisco VPN access concentrators and clients): Dedicated hardware or software mechanism for configuring and administering Virtual Private Networks
  • Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Switch based: Identity-focused functions built into switches
  • Cisco Router based: VPN support built into routers
  • Extended perimeter security
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Dedicated hardware or software device to permit or block connectivity to the network or processes
  • Router controlled: Firewall capability built into routers
Penetration Defense
  • Network-based appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software for detecting intrusions internal to the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or software mechanism for detecting, remediating, and documenting attacks on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Detector incorporated into a firewall to sense and document attacks at the system public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Detector built into a switch to find and document intrusions at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Detector built into a switch to detect and report attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS using RADIUS and TACACS: Centrally provisioned access control mechanism for user authentication, permission, and accounting from a web GUI
Secure Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable mechanism to provision device configuration and policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

How Progent's Engineers Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Security Products
Cisco CCIE Network Security EngineersProgent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to assist you to choose, deploy, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security consultants can show you how to build security into your business processes. Progent can assist you to create a written security plan to establish clear security policies, install monitoring and auditing utilities, design and implement a protected connectivity architecture that includes technology from diverse vendors, offer MS ISA 2006 Server support and Forefront TMG 2010 configuration help, and recommend procedures to optimize the safety of your network. Progent's security expertise is available to help you configure a PIX or ASA firewall, design safe remote and mobile access to messaging and corporate information, and implement or troubleshoot VPNs.

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