Cisco VPN Consulting FirmCisco's security technologies for small to medium size businesses (SMBs) provide a comprehensive range of easy-to-manage security devices and utilities to help you to secure your entire network environment. Cisco's extensive product line of security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies includes routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, IDS, and Virtual Private Network concentrators. Progent's expert support staff includes experienced professionals with Cisco's CCIE certification who can assist your company to select and integrate Virtual Private Network and protection solutions that align optimally with your environment.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco offers several alternatives for configuring a Virtual Private Network solution, so you can select the approach that best fits your business needs. You can install both remote access and site-to-site VPNs with IOS Software, through utilities and Advanced Integrated Module encryption boards, or with hardware units, such as a VPN concentrator, router, ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services, or dedicated Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN solutions are easy to integrate and administer and offer the flexibility to evolve with changing business needs.

Components Associated with Cisco's Protection Technology
Cisco has a full catalog of products designed for stopping information theft, virus infections, DDoS assaults, and other threats to your network. Classifications and products include:

Safe Connectivity

  • VPN appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software device for setting up and administering Virtual Private Networks
  • Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch controlled: Identity-focused functions built into switches
  • Cisco Router based: Virtual Private Network capability integrated into Cisco routers
  • Extended perimeter protection
  • PIX or ASA Firewall: Devoted hardware or software device to permit or deny access to the infrastructure or applications
  • Router controlled: Firewall features designed into Cisco routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-attached appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or program for finding penetrations within the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or program for uncovering, mitigating, and reporting attacks on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensing capability within a Cisco firewall to find and document penetrations at the network public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensor within a Cisco Catalyst Switch to sense and document attacks at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensing capability within a switch to detect and document penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS using RADIUS and TACACS: Central user access control mechanism for authentication, authorization, and accounting from a web GUI
Safe Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution for configuration and policies for firewalls, VPNs, and IPS

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Security Products
Cisco CCIE Network Security SpecialistsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to choose, integrate, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can advise you about how to design protection into your company's operations. Progent can assist you to develop a written security plan to establish precise security policies, install scanning and tracking utilities, design and implement a secure connectivity infrastructure that incorporates technology from diverse vendors, provide MS Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server consulting and Forefront TMG configuration help, 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 connectivity to messaging and business data, and implement or repair VPNs.

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