Cisco VPN Consulting FirmCisco's security technologies for small to medium size businesses offer a complete range of manageable security devices and utilities to allow you to protect your wired and wireless connectivity infrastructure. Cisco's rich catalog of security and Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions includes routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and VPN access concentrators. Progent's expert consulting staff includes experienced professionals with Cisco's CCIE credentials who can assist your company to select and integrate Virtual Private Network and security solutions that work optimally with your business.

Cisco Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco provides several options for configuring a Virtual Private Network system, so you can choose the option that best aligns with your operational requirements. You can install both remote connectivity and office-to-office VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, with software and AIM encryption cards, or with hardware appliances, such as a Virtual Private Network access concentrator, router, ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower, or devoted VPN processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN solutions are easy to deploy and administer and offer the flexibility to evolve with changing operational needs.

Components Included in Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco has a full catalog of products aimed at preventing information theft, virus outbreaks, Denial of Service assaults, and other dangers to your system. Classifications and products include:

Secure Connectivity

  • VPN device (Cisco Virtual Private Network concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for setting up and administering VPNs
  • Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Switch controlled: Identity-focused features designed into Cisco switches
  • Cisco Router based: VPN capability designed into Cisco routers
  • Expanded perimeter protection
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall: Dedicated silicon or software mechanism to permit or deny connectivity to the infrastructure or applications
  • Router based: Firewall functions incorporated into Cisco routers
Penetration Protection
  • Network-attached appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated hardware or program for detecting penetrations internal to the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Dedicated physical unit or software mechanism for detecting, mitigating, and reporting intrusions on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensing capability within a Cisco firewall to sense and report attacks at the system public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Detector incorporated into a switch to sense and document penetrations at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensor within a switch to find and report penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • ACS using RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Central access management mechanism for user authentication, permission, and accounting from an easy-to-use web utility
Safe Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable mechanism to provision device configuration and security policies for firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Engineers Can Help Your Company with Cisco Security Solutions
Cisco CCIE Network Security ConsultantsProgent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional to assist you to choose, deploy, and maintain Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security specialists can show you how to build protection into your company's processes. Progent can assist you to develop a documented security strategy to define precise security policies, install monitoring and tracking utilities, create and implement a secure connectivity infrastructure that includes technology from diverse vendors, provide MS ISA 2006 Server consulting and Forefront TMG configuration help, and advise you about steps to maximize the protection of your network. Progent's security expertise can help you configure a PIX or ASA firewall, set up secure remote and mobile access to email and business information, and implement or troubleshoot Virtual Private Networks.

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