Cisco Security Consulting FirmCisco's security solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) offer a complete range of manageable network protection hardware and software to enable you to safeguard your wired and wireless network infrastructure. Cisco's extensive product line of protection and Virtual Private Network solutions features routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and VPN concentrators. Progent's expert support engineers includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE and CCNP credentials who can help your company to choose and deploy VPN and protection solutions that align optimally with your environment.

Cisco VPNs
Cisco offers several alternatives for implementing a VPN system, allowing you to choose the approach that best aligns with your operational requirements. You can set up both remote access and office-to-office VPNs with Cisco IOS Software, with utilities and Advanced Integrated Module encryption boards, or with physical devices, such as a VPN access concentrator, router, ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower, or dedicated Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN approaches are easy to deploy and manage and provide the versatility to evolve with changing business needs.

Components Associated with Cisco's Protection Solution
Cisco has a full catalog of products designed for stopping data theft, virus outbreaks, DDoS assaults, and other threats to your system. Classifications and products include:

Protected Access

  • Virtual Private Network appliance (Cisco VPN concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software device for configuring and managing Virtual Private Networks
  • Catalyst and Nexus Switch controlled: Identity-focused functions incorporated into Cisco switches
  • Router controlled: VPN features designed into routers
  • Extended perimeter protection
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Dedicated hardware or software mechanism to allow or deny connectivity to the network or processes
  • Cisco Router controlled: Firewall functions designed into routers
Intrusion Protection
  • Network-attached device (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or program for finding attacks inside the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted hardware or program for finding, remediating, and reporting attacks on hosts
  • Cisco Firewall sensor: Sensor within a firewall to detect and document attacks at the network public/private edge
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Detector incorporated into a Catalyst switch to sense and report penetrations at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Sensor built into a switch to find and document attacks at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) using RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Centralized user access control mechanism for user validation, permission, and accounting from an easy-to-use web utility
Safe Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable solution to provision configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Company with Cisco Security Products
Cisco Certified CCIE Network Security EngineersProgent can provide a certified CCIE or Cisco Certified Network Professional to assist you to select, deploy, and support Cisco security solutions. Progent's CISM, CISSP, and ISSAP security consultants can show you how to build protection into your business operations. Progent can help you to develop a documented security strategy to define clear policies, install monitoring and tracking utilities, create and install a secure connectivity architecture that includes technology from a variety of vendors, offer MS Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server support services and Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 integration, and advise you about procedures to optimize the protection of your network. Progent's security expertise can help you implement a PIX or ASA firewall, set up secure remote connectivity to email and corporate information, and install or troubleshoot Virtual Private Networks.

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