Cisco Security and VPN ConsultantsCisco's security technologies for small to mid-sized businesses provide a complete set of easy-to-manage network protection hardware and software to help you to protect your wired and wireless connectivity infrastructure. Cisco's rich product line of security and Virtual Private Network solutions includes routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and VPN concentrators. Progent's seasoned support engineers includes veteran professionals with Cisco's CCIE certification who can assist your company to select and integrate VPN and protection technologies that work optimally with your business.

Virtual Private Networks
Cisco provides multiple alternatives for configuring a VPN solution, allowing you to select the option that most closely aligns with your business requirements. You can set up both remote access and site-to-site Virtual Private Networks with Cisco IOS Software, with utilities and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) encryption boards, or with physical devices, such as a VPN concentrator, router, ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower, or devoted Virtual Private Network server for dial-up functions. All Cisco Virtual Private Network solutions are simple to integrate and administer and offer the versatility to evolve with your changing business needs.

Components Included in Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco offers a full catalog of security offerings designed for preventing data theft, virus outbreaks, DDoS assaults, and other threats to your network. Classifications and products include:

Secure Access

  • Virtual Private Network device (Cisco Virtual Private Network access concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for configuring and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch controlled: Identity-based functions incorporated into switches
  • Router based: Virtual Private Network capability built into Cisco routers
  • Extended perimeter protection
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall: Devoted silicon or software device to allow or block access to the network or processes
  • Cisco Router based: Firewall features incorporated into routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or program for detecting intrusions inside the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software mechanism for uncovering, remediating, and documenting intrusions on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensor incorporated into a Cisco firewall to sense and report penetrations at the network public/private edge
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Detector built into a Cisco Catalyst Switch to find and report penetrations at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Detector incorporated into a switch to sense and document intrusions at the router
Identity Services
  • Access Control Server utilizing RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Centrally provisioned access management framework for authentication, permission, and accounting from a web GUI
Secure Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable mechanism for device configuration and security policies for firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Security Products
Cisco CCIE Security ExpertsProgent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to choose, deploy, and maintain Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can advise you about how to build security into your business processes. Progent can help you to create a written security strategy to define precise security policies, install scanning and tracking software, design and implement a secure connectivity infrastructure that includes products from a variety of vendors, offer MS Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server support and Forefront TMG integration, and recommend steps to maximize the safety of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise can help you configure a PIX or ASA firewall, set up safe remote access to email and corporate information, and implement or troubleshoot VPNs.

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