Cisco Security Consulting FirmCisco's security technologies for small to medium size businesses (SMBs) provide a comprehensive range of manageable network protection devices and utilities to allow you to safeguard your entire connectivity environment. Cisco's rich catalog of security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies includes routers, switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, IDS, and Virtual Private Network access concentrators. Progent's expert support staff includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP certification who can assist your organization to choose and integrate Virtual Private Network and protection technologies that work best with your business.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco provides several options for configuring a VPN solution, allowing you to choose the approach that best fits your business needs. You can set up both remote access and site-to-site Virtual Private Networks with Cisco IOS Software, with utilities and Advanced Integrated Module hardware encryption boards, or with physical devices, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services, or dedicated VPN server for dial-up services. All Cisco VPN solutions are easy to deploy and manage and provide the versatility to grow along with future business needs.

Components Included in Cisco's Security Solution
Cisco offers a full catalog of security offerings designed for stopping data theft, virus and worm infections, DDoS assaults, and other threats to your network. Categories and security products include:

Protected Access

  • VPN device (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software device for setting up and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch based: Identity-based features integrated into Cisco switches
  • Cisco Router controlled: Virtual Private Network capability designed into routers
  • Expanded perimeter security
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall: Devoted silicon or software device to permit or deny connectivity to the network or processes
  • Router based: Firewall functions integrated into Cisco routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or program for detecting penetrations internal to the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for detecting, mitigating, and documenting intrusions on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Detector within a Cisco firewall to find and document intrusions at the network perimeter
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensing capability within a Cisco switch to find and document attacks at the switch
  • Router sensor: Detector incorporated into a switch to detect and document intrusions at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) using RADIUS and TACACS: Centrally provisioned user access management mechanism for user authentication, authorization, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Secure Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution for configuration and security policies for firewalls, VPNs, and IPS

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco CCIE Network Security SpecialistsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional to assist you to choose, integrate, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security professionals can advise you about how to build security into your company's processes. Progent can help you to develop a written security plan to define clear policies, deploy scanning and auditing software, create and install a protected connectivity architecture that incorporates technology from a variety of network companies, offer Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server consulting services and Forefront Threat Management Gateway configuration help, and recommend steps to optimize the protection of your network. Progent's security expertise is available to help you implement a firewall, design safe remote and mobile connectivity to email and business data, and install or troubleshoot VPNs.

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