Cisco VPN HelpCisco's security and VPN solutions for small to mid-sized companies provide a comprehensive range of manageable network protection products and technologies to help you to secure your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's extensive product line of security and Virtual Private Network solutions features routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and VPN access concentrators. Progent's seasoned consulting staff includes experienced consultants with Cisco's CCIE credentials who can help your company to choose and deploy VPN and security technologies that work optimally with your environment.

Cisco VPNs
Cisco offers multiple options for implementing a VPN solution, so you can choose the approach that best fits your business needs. You can set up both remote access and office-to-office VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, through utilities and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) hardware encryption cards, or with physical devices, such as a Virtual Private Network access concentrator, router, Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services, or devoted VPN server for dial-up functions. All Cisco Virtual Private Network solutions are simple to integrate and manage and offer the versatility to evolve with your changing operational needs.

Products Associated with Cisco's Security Solution
Cisco offers a comprehensive line of products designed for stopping information theft, virus infections, Denial of Service attacks, and other threats to your network. Categories and products include:

Safe Connectivity

  • VPN appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network access concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software mechanism for configuring and administering Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch based: Identity-based features integrated into switches
  • Router controlled: VPN functionality built into routers
  • Extended perimeter protection
  • PIX or ASA Firewall: Dedicated silicon or software mechanism to permit or block connectivity to the network or applications
  • Cisco Router based: Firewall capability built into Cisco routers
Penetration Protection
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software for finding penetrations internal to the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or program for detecting, remediating, and documenting penetrations on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Detector incorporated into a Cisco firewall to detect and report intrusions at the network perimeter
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensor built into a Catalyst switch to sense and document intrusions at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensing capability within a switch to detect and document intrusions at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) using RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Centrally provisioned access control mechanism for user authentication, permission, and accounting from a web GUI
Secure Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable solution for configuration and policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent Can Help Your Business with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco CCIE Network Security ExpertsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to select, integrate, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security consultants can advise you about how to design protection into your company's processes. Progent can help you to develop a written security strategy to establish clear security policies, install monitoring and tracking software, design and install a secure connectivity architecture that includes products from diverse vendors, offer Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server consulting services and Microsoft Forefront TMG integration, and advise you about procedures to maximize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security consulting is available to help you configure a PIX or ASA firewall, design secure remote access to messaging and corporate information, and implement or troubleshoot Virtual Private Networks.

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