Cisco VPN ConsultingCisco's security and VPN solutions for small to medium size companies offer a complete set of easy-to-manage network protection products and technologies to help you to secure your entire network environment. Cisco's extensive product line of security and Virtual Private Network solutions features routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, firewalls, IDS, and Virtual Private Network concentrators. Progent's seasoned consulting staff includes veteran professionals with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP credentials who can help your company to choose and deploy Virtual Private Network and protection technologies that work optimally with your environment.

Cisco VPNs
Cisco provides several options for implementing a Virtual Private Network system, so you can select the approach that best aligns with your operational needs. You can install both remote access and office-to-office Virtual Private Networks with IOS Software, with utilities and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) encryption boards, or with physical units, such as a VPN access concentrator, router, ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services, or dedicated Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN solutions are easy to integrate and manage and offer the versatility to grow with changing business needs.

Components Associated with Cisco's Security Technology
Cisco offers a comprehensive catalog of products aimed at stopping information theft, virus and worm infections, Denial of Service assaults, and other dangers to your network. Categories and security products include:

Protected Connectivity

  • VPN appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for configuring and managing VPNs
  • Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch based: Identity-based functions designed into switches
  • Router controlled: Virtual Private Network capability incorporated into Cisco routers
  • Extended perimeter protection
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall: Dedicated hardware or software mechanism to permit or block connectivity to the network or processes
  • Cisco Router controlled: Firewall features designed into routers
Penetration Defense
  • Network-attached device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or program for uncovering penetrations within the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for uncovering, mitigating, and documenting attacks on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Detector built into a firewall to find and report penetrations at the network public/private edge
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensing capability built into a Cisco switch to find and document attacks at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensing capability built into a switch to sense and report attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • Access Control Server utilizing RADIUS and TACACS: Central user access control framework for authentication, authorization, and accounting from an easy-to-use web utility
Secure Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution for device configuration and policies for firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Engineers Can Assist You with Cisco Security Solutions
Cisco CCIE Security SpecialistsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or certified CCNP to help you to select, deploy, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can show you how to design protection into your business operations. Progent can assist you to create a documented security plan to establish clear security policies, install scanning and auditing utilities, design and implement a secure connectivity infrastructure that includes products from a variety of network companies, offer Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server support and Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway configuration help, and recommend steps to optimize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise is available to help you configure a PIX or ASA firewall, design secure remote and mobile access to email and corporate data, and install or troubleshoot VPNs.

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