Cisco Security and VPN Consulting FirmCisco's security and VPN solutions for small to medium size businesses provide a comprehensive set of manageable security products and technologies to help you to safeguard your entire connectivity infrastructure. Cisco's extensive product line of security and VPN technologies includes routers, switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, IDS, and VPN concentrators. Progent's seasoned consulting staff includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP certification who can assist your organization to select and integrate Virtual Private Network and security solutions that align optimally with your business.

Cisco VPNs
Cisco offers several options for implementing a VPN solution, allowing you to select the approach that best aligns with your business needs. You can install both remote connectivity and office-to-office VPNs with IOS Software, with software and AIM hardware encryption boards, or with physical appliances, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, ASA firewalls with Firepower, or dedicated Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN solutions are simple to deploy and administer and provide the flexibility to evolve along with changing business needs.

Components Associated with Cisco's Protection Technology
Cisco offers a full line of security offerings aimed at stopping data theft, virus infections, DDoS assaults, and other threats to your system. Categories and security products include:

Secure Connectivity

  • VPN device (Cisco VPN access concentrators and clients): Dedicated hardware or software mechanism for setting up and managing VPNs
  • Catalyst and Nexus Switch based: Identity-focused functions designed into Cisco switches
  • Router based: Virtual Private Network support designed into Cisco routers
  • Expanded perimeter protection
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Dedicated silicon or software device to permit or block access to the network or applications
  • Router based: Firewall capability built into routers
Penetration Protection
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or software mechanism for finding penetrations within the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or program for uncovering, remediating, and documenting intrusions on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensing capability incorporated into a firewall to detect and document penetrations at the network public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Detector incorporated into a Catalyst switch to sense and document attacks at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensor incorporated into a switch to find and document penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) utilizing RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Central user access management mechanism for user validation, authorization, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Safe Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable solution to provision configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and IPS

How Progent Can Help You with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco Certified CCIE Security ConsultantsProgent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to assist you to choose, deploy, and maintain Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can show you how to design security into your business operations. Progent can assist you to create a documented security plan to define clear security policies, deploy monitoring and tracking software, design and install a protected connectivity architecture that incorporates technology from a variety of vendors, provide MS ISA 2006 Server consulting services and Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway integration, and recommend procedures to optimize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise can help you configure a firewall, design secure remote connectivity to messaging and business data, and install or troubleshoot Virtual Private Networks.

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