Cisco Security and VPN Support ServicesCisco's security and VPN technologies for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) offer a complete set of easy-to-manage security products and technologies to help you to secure your wired and wireless connectivity environment. Cisco's extensive product line of security and Virtual Private Network technologies includes routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPN access concentrators. Progent's expert support staff includes experienced professionals with Cisco's CCIE credentials who can assist your company to choose and integrate Virtual Private Network and protection technologies that align optimally with your environment.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks
Cisco provides several options for implementing a Virtual Private Network solution, allowing you to select the approach that best aligns with your business needs. You can set up both remote access and site-to-site VPNs with IOS Software, with software and Advanced Integrated Module hardware encryption boards, or with physical units, such as a VPN concentrator, router, Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower, or devoted VPN processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN approaches are easy to deploy and administer and offer the flexibility to grow with changing business requirements.

Components Included in Cisco's Security Solution
Cisco has a comprehensive line of products aimed at stopping stealing information, virus and worm outbreaks, Denial of Service (DDoS) assaults, and other threats to your system. Classifications and security products include:

Secure Connectivity

  • VPN device (Cisco Virtual Private Network concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for configuring and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Switch controlled: Identity-focused functions built into switches
  • Router controlled: Virtual Private Network features integrated into routers
  • Extended perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall: Dedicated silicon or software mechanism to permit or block access to the infrastructure or processes
  • Router based: Firewall capability built into routers
Penetration Protection
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or program for detecting attacks inside the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software for finding, remediating, and documenting intrusions on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensing capability built into a Cisco firewall to detect and document attacks at the system perimeter
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Detector within a Cisco Catalyst Switch to find and document penetrations at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensing capability built into a switch to detect and report attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • Access Control Server using RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Centralized user access control mechanism for user validation, authorization, and accounting from a web GUI
Secure Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution for device configuration and security policies for firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Consultants Can Help You with Cisco Security Solutions
Cisco CCIE Network Security ConsultantsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to choose, integrate, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security consultants can advise you about how to design protection into your company's processes. Progent can assist you to develop a documented security strategy to define precise policies, install scanning and auditing software, create and install a protected connectivity infrastructure that incorporates products from a variety of vendors, provide MS ISA 2006 Server support services and Forefront TMG 2010 integration, and recommend steps to optimize the protection of your network. Progent's security expertise can help you configure a firewall, design secure remote access to email and business data, and implement or troubleshoot VPNs.

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