Cisco Security ExpertiseCisco's security technologies for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) offer a comprehensive range of manageable security hardware and software to help you to safeguard your entire network infrastructure. Cisco's extensive product line of protection and Virtual Private Network solutions includes routers, Catalyst and Nexus switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, IDS, and VPN access concentrators. Progent's expert support staff includes experienced consultants with Cisco's CCIE credentials who can help your organization to choose and integrate Virtual Private Network and protection technologies that work best with your business.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks
Cisco provides several options for implementing a Virtual Private Network solution, allowing you to select the option that most closely aligns with your operational needs. You can set up both remote access and site-to-site Virtual Private Networks with Cisco IOS Software, with utilities and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) encryption cards, or with physical units, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, Cisco ASA firewalls with Firepower, or devoted VPN processor for dial-up services. All Cisco Virtual Private Network solutions are simple to deploy and manage and provide the flexibility to grow along with future operational needs.

Components Associated with Cisco's Security Technology
Cisco has a full line of products designed for preventing information theft, virus outbreaks, Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and other threats to your system. Categories and products include:

Protected Access

  • VPN appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network access concentrators and clients): Dedicated physical unit or software device for setting up and administering Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Nexus Family Switch controlled: Identity-based features incorporated into switches
  • Cisco Router based: VPN capability integrated into routers
  • Extended perimeter protection
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall: Dedicated silicon or software device to allow or block access to the infrastructure or processes
  • Cisco Router based: Firewall features integrated into routers
Penetration Defense
  • Network-attached device (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or software mechanism for detecting intrusions internal to the organization's network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software for detecting, remediating, and reporting attacks on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensor built into a firewall to sense and document intrusions at the network perimeter
  • Catalyst Switch sensor: Sensor within a switch to find and report penetrations at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensor incorporated into a switch to sense and document attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • Access Control Server utilizing RADIUS and TACACS: Central user access control mechanism for user validation, permission, and accounting from an easy-to-use web utility
Secure Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable solution for configuration and security policies for firewalls, VPNs, and IPS

How Progent Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco CCIE Network Security SpecialistsProgent can give you access to a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert or certified CCNP to assist you to choose, integrate, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security professionals can advise you about how to build security into your business processes. Progent can help you to create a documented security plan to establish clear policies, install monitoring and tracking software, design and implement a secure network architecture that includes products from diverse vendors, offer MS Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server support and Forefront TMG configuration help, and recommend procedures to optimize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security consulting is available to help you configure a firewall, set up safe remote and mobile connectivity to messaging and business data, and install or troubleshoot VPNs.

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