Cisco Security and VPN HelpCisco's security and VPN technologies for small to medium size companies provide a comprehensive set of easy-to-manage network protection hardware and software to help you to safeguard your wired and wireless connectivity environment. Cisco's rich catalog of protection and Virtual Private Network technologies features routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and Virtual Private Network concentrators. Progent's expert support engineers includes veteran professionals with Cisco's CCIE certification who can help your company to choose and deploy VPN and security technologies that work best with your environment.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco provides several alternatives for configuring a VPN solution, allowing you to choose the approach that most closely fits your operational requirements. You can set up both remote connectivity and office-to-office VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, with utilities and Advanced Integrated Module encryption boards, or with physical appliances, such as a VPN access concentrator, router, Cisco ASA firewalls with Firepower, or devoted Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco Virtual Private Network solutions are simple to deploy and manage and offer the versatility to grow with future business needs.

Products Associated with Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco offers a full line of products aimed at preventing information theft, virus and worm outbreaks, Denial of Service assaults, and other dangers to your system. Classifications and products include:

Safe Access

  • VPN appliance (Cisco VPN access concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for configuring and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Switch based: Identity-focused features incorporated into Cisco switches
  • Cisco Router controlled: VPN functionality integrated into Cisco routers
  • Expanded perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall: Devoted silicon or software mechanism to allow or block access to the network or applications
  • Router controlled: Firewall functions integrated into routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-based appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software for uncovering intrusions inside the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or program for detecting, mitigating, and documenting attacks on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensing capability built into a Cisco firewall to sense and report attacks at the system public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Detector incorporated into a Catalyst switch to find and report intrusions at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensor within a switch to find and document penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS using RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Centrally provisioned access control framework for user validation, permission, and accounting from an easy-to-use web utility
Secure Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution to provision device configuration and policies for Cisco firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and IPS

How Progent's Engineers Can Help Your Company with Cisco Security Products
Cisco Certified CCIE Security EngineersProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional to assist you to select, integrate, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can show you how to build protection into your business operations. Progent can help you to produce a written security strategy to establish precise policies, deploy monitoring and tracking utilities, design and install a secure connectivity architecture that incorporates products from diverse network companies, provide Microsoft ISA 2006 Server support and Forefront Threat Management Gateway configuration help, and advise you about procedures to maximize the safety of your network. Progent's security expertise is available to help you implement a firewall, set up safe remote and mobile access to messaging and corporate data, and install or repair Virtual Private Networks.

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