Cisco Security and VPN Consulting ServicesCisco's security and VPN solutions for small to medium size businesses offer a comprehensive range of easy-to-manage security hardware and software to allow you to protect your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's rich catalog of security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies features routers, switches, firewalls, IDS, and VPN concentrators. Progent's seasoned support staff includes experienced professionals with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP credentials who can assist your company to choose and integrate VPN and protection technologies that align optimally with your environment.

Virtual Private Networks
Cisco offers multiple options for configuring a Virtual Private Network system, so you can select the approach that most closely aligns with your business requirements. You can set up both remote access and site-to-site VPNs with IOS Software, through software and Advanced Integrated Module hardware encryption boards, or with physical appliances, such as a VPN concentrator, router, Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services, or dedicated Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up services. All Cisco Virtual Private Network approaches are easy to integrate and manage and offer the versatility to evolve with your changing business requirements.

Products Associated with Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco offers a full line of products aimed at stopping data theft, virus and worm infections, Denial of Service (DDoS) assaults, and other threats to your network. Categories and security products include:

Secure Access

  • Virtual Private Network appliance (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software device for configuring and managing VPNs
  • Catalyst and Nexus Switch based: Identity-based features incorporated into switches
  • Router based: VPN functionality designed into routers
  • Extended perimeter protection
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Dedicated hardware or software device to allow or deny connectivity to the network or applications
  • Router based: Firewall features built into Cisco routers
Penetration Protection
  • Network-attached device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software mechanism for uncovering penetrations internal to the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software for detecting, remediating, and reporting attacks on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensor incorporated into a Cisco firewall to find and report attacks at the network public/private edge
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensing capability within a Cisco switch to find and document attacks at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensing capability built into a switch to detect and document attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS utilizing RADIUS and TACACS: Centralized access control mechanism for authentication, authorization, and accounting from a web GUI
Safe Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable solution to provision configuration and security policies for firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco CCIE Network Security EngineersProgent can provide a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to select, integrate, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security professionals can show you how to build protection into your company's processes. Progent can help you to produce a documented security plan to establish precise policies, install scanning and auditing utilities, create and install a secure network infrastructure that includes technology from a variety of vendors, provide Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server consulting services and Forefront TMG integration, and advise you about procedures to optimize the safety of your network. Progent's security expertise is available to help you implement a PIX or ASA firewall, design secure remote and mobile access to messaging and business information, and implement or repair VPNs.

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