Cisco Security and VPN ConsultingCisco's security and VPN technologies for small to mid-sized companies offer a complete range of manageable security hardware and software to allow you to safeguard your wired and wireless network environment. Cisco's extensive product line of protection and Virtual Private Network technologies features routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and VPN concentrators. Progent's seasoned support staff includes veteran professionals with Cisco's CCIE certification who can assist your organization to select and deploy VPN and protection solutions that work best with your business.

Cisco VPNs
Cisco provides several options for implementing a VPN solution, so you can select the option that best aligns with your business requirements. You can set up both remote connectivity and office-to-office VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, through utilities and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) hardware encryption boards, or with physical units, such as a VPN concentrator, router, Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services, or devoted Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up services. All Cisco Virtual Private Network solutions are simple to integrate and manage and offer the versatility to evolve along with your changing operational requirements.

Components Associated with Cisco's Security Solution
Cisco offers a comprehensive catalog of security offerings designed for preventing data theft, virus and worm outbreaks, Denial of Service assaults, and other dangers to your system. Categories and products include:

Secure Access

  • Virtual Private Network device (Cisco Virtual Private Network access concentrators and clients): Dedicated hardware or software device for setting up and administering Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Switch based: Identity-focused functions incorporated into switches
  • Cisco Router controlled: Virtual Private Network features built into routers
  • Expanded perimeter protection
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall: Dedicated hardware or software device to allow or block access to the infrastructure or processes
  • Router based: Firewall features incorporated into Cisco routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-attached appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for finding penetrations internal to the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or software for finding, mitigating, and documenting attacks on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Detector built into a Cisco firewall to detect and document penetrations at the network perimeter
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensor incorporated into a Cisco switch to detect and report intrusions at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensor built into a switch to sense and document attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) utilizing RADIUS and TACACS: Centralized user access control mechanism for user authentication, permission, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Safe Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution to provision device configuration and policies for firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and IPS

How Progent's Engineers Can Help Your Company with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco CCIE Security ConsultantsProgent can provide a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to select, deploy, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security consultants can advise you about how to design security into your company's operations. Progent can assist you to develop a documented security strategy to establish clear policies, deploy scanning and tracking utilities, design and implement a protected connectivity architecture that incorporates technology from diverse network companies, provide MS Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server consulting and Forefront Threat Management Gateway integration, and advise you about steps to optimize the safety of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise can help you configure a firewall, design safe remote and mobile connectivity to messaging and business information, and install or repair VPNs.

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