Cisco Security ConsultingCisco's security and VPN solutions for small to medium size companies offer a comprehensive set of easy-to-manage network protection products and technologies to enable you to secure your entire network environment. Cisco's rich catalog of protection and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies features routers, switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and VPN concentrators. Progent's expert consulting staff includes experienced professionals with Cisco's CCIE certification who can assist your organization to select and integrate VPN and security technologies that align optimally with your business.

Virtual Private Networks
Cisco offers multiple alternatives for configuring a VPN solution, so you can select the option that best fits your operational requirements. You can install both remote connectivity and office-to-office Virtual Private Networks with IOS Software, with utilities and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) hardware encryption boards, or with hardware devices, such as a Virtual Private Network access concentrator, router, Cisco ASA firewalls with Firepower, or dedicated Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco Virtual Private Network approaches are easy to deploy and administer and offer the versatility to evolve with your changing operational needs.

Products Associated with Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco has a comprehensive line of security offerings aimed at stopping information theft, virus outbreaks, DDoS assaults, and other threats to your system. Categories and security products include:

Secure Access

  • VPN appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network access concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for setting up and administering VPNs
  • Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Family Switch controlled: Identity-based features integrated into Cisco switches
  • Cisco Router controlled: VPN features built into routers
  • Extended perimeter security
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall: Dedicated hardware or software mechanism to permit or deny access to the network or processes
  • Cisco Router based: Firewall capability built into Cisco routers
Penetration Defense
  • Network-based appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or software for finding intrusions internal to the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or program for finding, remediating, and reporting penetrations on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensing capability incorporated into a firewall to sense and document intrusions at the network public/private edge
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensor built into a Cisco Catalyst Switch to detect and document intrusions at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensor within a switch to find and document attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS utilizing RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Centrally provisioned user access control mechanism for authentication, permission, and accounting from a web GUI
Secure Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution for configuration and policies for firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Engineers Can Help Your Business with Cisco Security Solutions
Cisco Certified CCIE Security ConsultantsProgent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to choose, deploy, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security specialists can show you how to design security into your company's processes. Progent can assist you to create a written security strategy to establish clear security policies, deploy monitoring and auditing utilities, create and install a secure network infrastructure that incorporates products from diverse network companies, offer Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server consulting services and Forefront TMG integration, and recommend steps to maximize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security consulting is available to help you implement a PIX or ASA firewall, set up safe remote and mobile connectivity to messaging and business information, and implement or repair Virtual Private Networks.

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