Cisco Security Consulting ServicesCisco's security solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) provide a comprehensive set of easy-to-manage network protection hardware and software to allow you to secure your entire connectivity environment. Cisco's extensive catalog of security and VPN technologies features routers, switches, firewalls, IDS, and Virtual Private Network access concentrators. Progent's expert support staff includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP credentials who can assist your company to choose and deploy VPN and protection technologies that work optimally with your environment.

Virtual Private Networks
Cisco provides multiple options for configuring a Virtual Private Network system, allowing you to choose the option that most closely fits your business requirements. You can set up both remote connectivity and office-to-office Virtual Private Networks with IOS Software, with software and Advanced Integrated Module hardware encryption boards, or with hardware units, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower Services, or devoted Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN solutions are simple to integrate and manage and provide the versatility to grow along with changing operational needs.

Products Included in Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco offers a comprehensive catalog of security offerings designed for preventing stealing information, virus outbreaks, Denial of Service attacks, and other threats to your network. Categories and security products include:

Protected Access

  • VPN appliance (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for setting up and managing VPNs
  • Catalyst and Nexus Switch based: Identity-focused functions integrated into switches
  • Cisco Router based: VPN features incorporated into Cisco routers
  • Expanded perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted silicon or software device to permit or deny access to the infrastructure or applications
  • Router controlled: Firewall functions designed into routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-attached appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software for uncovering attacks inside the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software for uncovering, mitigating, and documenting intrusions on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Detector within a firewall to find and document attacks at the system perimeter
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensing capability built into a Catalyst switch to sense and document intrusions at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensing capability within a switch to sense and report attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • Access Control Server using RADIUS and TACACS: Centralized user access control mechanism for user authentication, authorization, and accounting from a web GUI
Secure Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable mechanism for configuration and security policies for firewalls, VPNs, and IPS

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco Certified CCIE Network Security EngineersProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to help you to select, deploy, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to design protection into your business processes. Progent can assist you to create a written security plan to establish precise policies, install scanning and tracking software, create and install a secure network architecture that includes technology from diverse network companies, offer MS Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) 2006 Server support and Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway integration, and advise you about procedures to optimize the protection of your network. Progent's security consulting can help you implement a PIX or ASA firewall, design safe remote and mobile access to messaging and corporate information, and install or troubleshoot VPNs.

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