Cisco Security and VPN ConsultingCisco's security technologies for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) offer a complete range of easy-to-manage security products and technologies to enable you to secure your wired and wireless connectivity environment. Cisco's extensive product line of protection and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies includes routers, switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, IDS, and VPN access concentrators. Progent's seasoned support staff includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE certification who can help your company to choose and deploy Virtual Private Network and protection solutions that align best with your business.

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Cisco offers several alternatives for implementing a Virtual Private Network system, so you can 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 AIM encryption boards, or with physical devices, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, Cisco ASA firewalls with Firepower, or devoted Virtual Private Network processor for dial-up functions. All Cisco Virtual Private Network approaches are easy to integrate and manage and provide the versatility to grow along with future business requirements.

Components Included in Cisco's Security Solution
Cisco offers a comprehensive line of products aimed at preventing stealing information, virus outbreaks, Denial of Service attacks, and other threats to your system. Categories and security products include:

Protected Connectivity

  • Virtual Private Network appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network access concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for setting up and managing VPNs
  • Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus Switch controlled: Identity-focused features built into Cisco switches
  • Router based: Virtual Private Network features incorporated into routers
  • Expanded perimeter protection
  • Cisco PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted hardware or software mechanism to permit or deny connectivity to the infrastructure or processes
  • Router based: Firewall features integrated into Cisco routers
Intrusion Defense
  • Network-attached appliance (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software for detecting intrusions inside the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for finding, mitigating, and reporting intrusions on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Detector incorporated into a Cisco firewall to sense and report attacks at the network perimeter
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Detector within a Cisco switch to detect and document attacks at the switch
  • Router sensor: Sensing capability built into a switch to find and report penetrations at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) using RADIUS and TACACS authentication: Central access management framework for user validation, authorization, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Safe Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Scalable mechanism to provision configuration and security policies for Cisco firewalls, VPNs, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Consultants Can Help Your Business with Cisco Security Technology
Cisco CCIE Network Security ExpertsProgent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) to assist you to select, integrate, and support Cisco security technology. Progent's CISA and ISSAP security professionals can advise you about how to build security into your business operations. Progent can help you to develop a written security strategy to establish clear policies, deploy monitoring and auditing utilities, design and install a protected connectivity infrastructure that incorporates technology from a variety of vendors, provide Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server consulting services and Microsoft Forefront TMG configuration help, and advise you about steps to optimize the protection of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise is available to help you implement a PIX or ASA firewall, set up safe remote and mobile access to email and corporate information, and implement or troubleshoot Virtual Private Networks.

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