Cisco Security and VPN Consulting FirmCisco's security solutions for small to medium size companies offer a comprehensive set of easy-to-manage network protection devices and utilities to allow you to protect your wired and wireless connectivity infrastructure. Cisco's rich product line of security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies includes routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and VPN access concentrators. Progent's expert consulting staff includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE certification who can help your organization to choose and integrate Virtual Private Network and protection solutions that align optimally with your environment.

Virtual Private Networks
Cisco provides multiple options for implementing a Virtual Private Network solution, so you can choose the option that best fits your business requirements. You can set up both remote access and office-to-office Virtual Private Networks with Cisco IOS Software, through software and AIM encryption cards, or with hardware units, such as a Virtual Private Network access concentrator, router, ASA firewalls with Firepower Services, or dedicated VPN server for dial-up services. All Cisco VPN solutions are easy to integrate and administer and provide the versatility to grow along with future operational requirements.

Components Included in Cisco's Security Technology
Cisco offers a comprehensive line of products designed for preventing data theft, virus infections, Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and other dangers to your network. Classifications and security products include:

Secure Access

  • VPN device (Cisco VPN access concentrators and clients): Devoted hardware or software mechanism for configuring and administering VPNs
  • Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Family Switch based: Identity-focused functions incorporated into Cisco switches
  • Cisco Router controlled: VPN features integrated into routers
  • Expanded perimeter protection
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted silicon or software device to allow or block access to the infrastructure or processes
  • Router based: Firewall features designed into Cisco routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-attached appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or program for uncovering penetrations internal to the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software for finding, mitigating, and reporting attacks on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Detector incorporated into a Cisco firewall to sense and document attacks at the system public/private edge
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensing capability built into a Cisco switch to detect and report intrusions at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensor built into a switch to find and document attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS using RADIUS and TACACS: Central access control framework for user authentication, authorization, and accounting from a web GUI
Secure Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution to provision configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Engineers Can Help You with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco CCIE Security SpecialistsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to help you to select, integrate, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can advise you about how to design protection into your company's operations. Progent can assist you to develop a documented security strategy to establish precise security policies, install monitoring and tracking utilities, design and implement a protected connectivity architecture that incorporates technology from a variety of network companies, provide MS ISA 2006 Server support services and Forefront TMG 2010 configuration help, and recommend steps to maximize the safety of your network. Progent's security consulting can help you implement a PIX or ASA firewall, set up secure remote and mobile connectivity to messaging and corporate information, and install or repair VPNs.

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