Cisco Security HelpCisco's security technologies for small to medium size companies offer a complete set of easy-to-manage network protection devices and utilities to help you to secure your wired and wireless network environment. Cisco's rich catalog of security and Virtual Private Network technologies includes routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPN access concentrators. Progent's expert support staff includes experienced professionals with Cisco's CCIE certification who can assist your company to choose and deploy Virtual Private Network and security solutions that align best with your business.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco offers multiple alternatives for implementing a VPN system, so you can select the option that best fits your operational requirements. You can install both remote access and office-to-office VPNs with IOS Software, through utilities and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) hardware encryption cards, or with physical units, such as a VPN concentrator, router, ASA firewalls with Firepower, or dedicated VPN server for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN approaches are easy to integrate and manage and provide the versatility to evolve with changing operational requirements.

Components Included in Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco offers a full catalog of products designed for stopping information theft, virus infections, Denial of Service assaults, and other dangers to your network. Classifications and security products include:

Safe Access

  • Virtual Private Network appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network concentrators and clients): Dedicated hardware or software device for configuring and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Switch controlled: Identity-based functions built into switches
  • Router based: Virtual Private Network support designed into routers
  • Extended perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted hardware or software device to permit or deny connectivity to the network or applications
  • Router based: Firewall capability designed into Cisco routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-attached device (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or program for detecting attacks internal to the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or program for detecting, mitigating, and reporting intrusions on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Detector built into a Cisco firewall to find and report attacks at the network public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Detector built into a Cisco switch to sense and report attacks at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensor incorporated into a switch to find and report penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) using RADIUS and TACACS: Centralized user access control mechanism for user validation, permission, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Safe Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution to provision configuration and policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Security Solutions
Cisco Certified CCIE Network Security ExpertsProgent can give you access to a certified CCIE or certified CCNP to assist you to select, deploy, and maintain Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can show you how to build security into your business operations. Progent can help you to develop a written security plan to define precise policies, install scanning and auditing software, create and install a protected connectivity infrastructure that incorporates products from diverse network companies, provide MS Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server support services and Forefront Threat Management Gateway configuration help, and advise you about procedures to optimize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise can help you implement a firewall, design secure remote and mobile access to email and business information, and install or troubleshoot VPNs.

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