Cisco Security ConsultantsCisco's security solutions for small to medium size companies offer a comprehensive range of manageable security devices and utilities to allow you to secure your entire network environment. Cisco's rich catalog of protection and Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions features routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, firewalls, IDS, and Virtual Private Network access concentrators. Progent's seasoned consulting engineers includes experienced professionals with Cisco's CCIE credentials who can help your organization to select and integrate Virtual Private Network and protection solutions that align optimally with your environment.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco provides several options for implementing a VPN solution, so you can choose the option that best aligns with your operational needs. You can install both remote connectivity and office-to-office VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, with software and Advanced Integrated Module encryption boards, or with hardware devices, such as a Virtual Private Network access concentrator, router, ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower, or dedicated Virtual Private Network server for dial-up services. All Cisco Virtual Private Network approaches are simple to deploy and administer and provide the flexibility to grow along with your changing operational requirements.

Components Included in Cisco's Security Technology
Cisco offers a full line of security offerings aimed at preventing stealing information, virus outbreaks, Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and other dangers to your system. Categories and products include:

Protected Access

  • Virtual Private Network device (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for setting up and administering VPNs
  • Catalyst and Nexus Switch based: Identity-based features designed into switches
  • Cisco Router based: Virtual Private Network support built into routers
  • Expanded perimeter security
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted hardware or software device to permit or block connectivity to the infrastructure or applications
  • Cisco Router based: Firewall features integrated into Cisco routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-attached appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or program for detecting penetrations internal to the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or program for detecting, remediating, and documenting penetrations on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensor incorporated into a firewall to find and document attacks at the network public/private edge
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensor built into a Cisco switch to find and document penetrations at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Detector built into a switch to detect and report attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • Access Control Server utilizing RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Central access management framework for authentication, authorization, and accounting from an easy-to-use web utility
Safe Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable mechanism to provision device configuration and policies for Cisco firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent Can Help Your Business with Cisco Security Products
Cisco CCIE Network Security EngineersProgent can give you access to a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to choose, integrate, and maintain Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can show you how to design protection into your business operations. Progent can assist you to develop a written security strategy to define clear policies, install scanning and tracking utilities, create and install a protected network architecture that incorporates products from diverse network companies, provide MS Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server support and Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 configuration help, and advise you about steps to maximize the protection of your network. Progent's security consulting can help you configure a firewall, set up secure remote connectivity to email and business data, and implement or repair VPNs.

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