Cisco Security and VPN ExpertiseCisco's security and VPN solutions for small to mid-sized businesses offer a complete range of manageable network protection products and technologies to help you to secure your entire network environment. Cisco's rich catalog of protection and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies features routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and Virtual Private Network access concentrators. Progent's seasoned support engineers includes experienced consultants with Cisco's CCIE credentials who can assist your organization to choose and integrate Virtual Private Network and security technologies that align best with your environment.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco provides multiple options for configuring a Virtual Private Network solution, so you can select the approach that most closely fits your operational needs. You can set up both remote access and office-to-office VPNs with IOS Software, with utilities and Advanced Integrated Module encryption cards, or with hardware devices, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, ASA firewalls with Firepower Services, or devoted VPN server for dial-up services. All Cisco Virtual Private Network approaches are easy to deploy and manage and provide the versatility to evolve with your changing operational needs.

Products Associated with Cisco's Security Solution
Cisco has a full line of security offerings aimed at stopping stealing data, virus and worm outbreaks, Denial of Service (DDoS) assaults, and other dangers to your system. Categories and security products include:

Safe Access

  • Virtual Private Network device (Cisco Virtual Private Network access concentrators and clients): Devoted hardware or software device for setting up and managing VPNs
  • Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch controlled: Identity-based features built into Cisco switches
  • Router based: Virtual Private Network features integrated into Cisco routers
  • Expanded perimeter protection
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall: Devoted silicon or software device to permit or block connectivity to the infrastructure or processes
  • Router controlled: Firewall functions integrated into Cisco routers
Penetration Defense
  • Network-based appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or program for detecting penetrations within the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for detecting, mitigating, and reporting penetrations on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensing capability built into a Cisco firewall to find and document intrusions at the network public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Sensing capability within a Cisco switch to sense and report intrusions at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensing capability built into a switch to sense and document penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS utilizing RADIUS and TACACS: Centrally provisioned access control mechanism for user validation, permission, and accounting from an easy-to-use web utility
Secure Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable solution for device configuration and policies for firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Security Products
Cisco CCIE Network Security ConsultantsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to help you to select, deploy, and maintain Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can show you how to build protection into your business processes. Progent can assist you to develop a written security strategy to define clear security policies, deploy monitoring and auditing utilities, design and install a secure network architecture that incorporates technology from diverse network companies, provide MS Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server support services and Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway configuration help, and advise you about steps to maximize the protection of your network. Progent's security consulting can help you implement a PIX or ASA firewall, set up secure remote connectivity to messaging and business data, and install or troubleshoot VPNs.

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