Cisco VPN ExpertiseCisco's security technologies for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) provide a comprehensive range of easy-to-manage security hardware and software to allow you to safeguard your entire connectivity infrastructure. Cisco's rich catalog of security and VPN solutions includes routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPN concentrators. Progent's seasoned consulting staff includes experienced consultants with Cisco's CCIE certification who can assist your company to select and deploy Virtual Private Network and protection technologies that work optimally with your business.

Cisco VPNs
Cisco offers several options for implementing a Virtual Private Network solution, allowing you to select the approach that most closely fits your business needs. You can set up both remote connectivity and site-to-site VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, with utilities and Advanced Integrated Module encryption boards, or with hardware devices, 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 Virtual Private Network solutions are simple to deploy and administer and offer the versatility to evolve with changing business needs.

Components Included in Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco offers a comprehensive line of products aimed at preventing information theft, virus and worm infections, Denial of Service attacks, and other threats to your network. Classifications and products include:

Protected Access

  • VPN device (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software mechanism for setting up and administering VPNs
  • Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch based: Identity-focused functions incorporated into switches
  • Router based: VPN capability incorporated into Cisco routers
  • Expanded perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall: Dedicated hardware or software mechanism to permit or deny access to the infrastructure or applications
  • Router based: Firewall functions incorporated into Cisco routers
Penetration Protection
  • Network-attached appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or software mechanism for finding penetrations inside the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or program for uncovering, remediating, and documenting penetrations on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensing capability built into a Cisco firewall to detect and report intrusions at the system public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensing capability incorporated into a Cisco Catalyst Switch to sense and report intrusions at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Detector built into a switch to find and document intrusions at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS utilizing RADIUS and TACACS: Centrally provisioned user access control framework for user authentication, authorization, and accounting from an easy-to-use web utility
Safe Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable solution to provision device configuration and policies for firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Security Products
Cisco Certified CCIE Security SpecialistsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to assist you to select, deploy, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can show you how to build protection into your company's operations. Progent can assist you to produce a documented security plan to establish clear security policies, deploy scanning and tracking utilities, create and implement a protected connectivity architecture that includes technology from a variety of network companies, provide MS ISA 2006 Server support and Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway configuration help, and recommend steps to maximize the safety of your infrastructure. Progent's security consulting can help you configure a PIX or ASA firewall, design secure remote and mobile access to email and business information, and install or troubleshoot VPNs.

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