Cisco VPN ExpertiseCisco's security solutions for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) offer a comprehensive set of manageable security hardware and software to help you to safeguard your entire connectivity environment. Cisco's extensive product line of protection and Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies features routers, switches, PIX and ASA firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDS), and Virtual Private Network concentrators. Progent's expert consulting engineers includes veteran consultants with Cisco's CCIE credentials who can help your organization to choose and deploy Virtual Private Network and protection technologies that align best with your environment.

Cisco offers several alternatives for configuring a VPN system, allowing you to select the approach that best aligns with your business requirements. You can set up both remote connectivity and office-to-office Virtual Private Networks with Cisco IOS Software, through utilities and Advanced Integrated Module (AIM) encryption cards, or with hardware appliances, such as a Virtual Private Network concentrator, router, Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls with Firepower, or devoted VPN server for dial-up functions. All Cisco VPN approaches are simple to integrate and administer and provide the flexibility to evolve along with changing business needs.

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

Protected Access

  • VPN appliance (Cisco Virtual Private Network access concentrators and clients): Devoted physical unit or software device for configuring and managing VPNs
  • Catalyst and Nexus Switch based: Identity-focused features incorporated into switches
  • Cisco Router based: Virtual Private Network capability built into Cisco routers
  • Expanded perimeter security
  • PIX or ASA Firewall appliance: Devoted silicon or software device to permit or block access to the network or processes
  • Router based: Firewall features integrated into routers
Penetration Defense
  • Network-based device (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or software mechanism for finding intrusions within the company network
  • Host-based software (Cisco Security Agent): Devoted physical unit or program for finding, remediating, and reporting penetrations on hosts
  • Firewall sensor: Sensing capability built into a Cisco firewall to find and document intrusions at the system perimeter
  • Cisco Catalyst sensor: Detector incorporated into a switch to sense and report attacks at the switch
  • Cisco Router sensor: Detector within a switch to sense and report intrusions at the router
Identity Services
  • Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) using RADIUS and TACACS: Centrally provisioned user access control framework for user validation, authorization, and accounting from an graphical Web interface
Secure Device Management and Policy
  • Cisco Security Manager: Expandable mechanism for configuration and policies for firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and Intrusion Prevention Systems

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Business with Cisco Security Solutions
Cisco Certified CCIE Security EngineersProgent can provide a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Cisco Certified Network Professional to help you to select, deploy, and maintain Cisco security technology. Progent's CISM and CISSP security consultants can show you how to design protection into your company's processes. Progent can assist you to develop a written security plan to define clear security policies, deploy scanning and tracking software, design and install a protected connectivity infrastructure that incorporates technology from diverse vendors, offer MS Internet Security and Acceleration 2006 Server consulting services and Microsoft Forefront TMG configuration help, and advise you about steps to optimize the safety of your infrastructure. Progent's security expertise is available to help you implement a PIX or ASA firewall, design secure remote and mobile access to messaging and business information, and install or repair Virtual Private Networks.

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