VPN Components By Cisco

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The features of Cisco Integrated Services Routers are

  • Quick and secure access to mission-critical business applications. These are easily deployable and managed. And provide end to end security.
  • These feature industry-leading services densities, availability, bandwidth and performance options for maximum configuration flexibility and scalability for demanding networking environments
  • In VoIP they provide a broad range of voice densities and services
  • These routers allow organizations to build a foundation for an intelligent, self-defending network. They feature the best-in-class security services and routing technologies for the lowest total cost of ownership.
  • These routers are enabled to use Cisco ISO software and IPSec support to enable a secure VPN

Router Products

Cisco 7600 Series Routers
Cisco 7200 Series Routers
Cisco 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers
Cisco SB100 Series Routers
Cisco UBR900 Series routers

VPN Firewalls

The market-leading Cisco PIX Security Appliance Series with multi vector attack protection and secure connectivity services is cost effective and easy to deploy. Its application policy enforcement is good and is meant for multiple integrated security and networking services. These are integrated into compact hardware and are plug and play devices. These are apt for small office and home offices and extend to modular gigabit appliance for enterprises and service provider environment. Firewall appliances

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances
Cisco PIX 500 Series Security Appliances
Cisco PIX Firewall Software
Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Cisco PIX 501 and 506E security appliances

Firewall Management

Firewall installation and management is a complex process and Cisco provides software for installation and management of its firewall appliances.

Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager
Cisco IP Solution Center
Cisco PIX Device Manager
Cisco Router and Security Device Manager
Cisco Security Manager
CiscoWorks Security Information Management Solution
CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution

VPN Concentrator

Flexible and reliable remote solutions are the features that Cisco VPN concentrators provide. They deliver extensive application access and network compliant validation controls. They can be used in IPSec as well as in SSL VPN connectivity. This is achieved on a single platform. They provide a number of tunnels (100 to 1500 or more depending on device). The other features are

Advanced endpoint security
Broad application support for SSL VPN
Posture Assessment, Policy Enforcement, and Remediation
Ease of deployment with zero-touch remote endpoint management

Concentrators Series

Cisco VPN 3080 Concentrator
Cisco VPN 3060 Concentrator
Cisco VPN 3030 Concentrator
Cisco VPN 3020 Concentrator
Cisco VPN 3015 Concentrator
Cisco VPN 3005 Concentrator

Cisco Secure VPN Client

This is to enable organization to establish end to end connections for employees and teleworkers. This thin design, IP security (IPSec)-implementation is compatible with all Cisco virtual private network (VPN) products. The VPN Client supports Windows 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, and XP; Linux (Intel); Solaris (UltraSparc 32- and 64-bit); and Mac OS X, 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4. The Cisco VPN Client is compatible with the following Cisco products

Cisco VPN 3000 Series Concentrator Software Version 3.0 and later
Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(8)T and later
Cisco PIX Security Appliance Software Version 6.0 and later
Cisco ASA 5500 Series Software Version 7.0 and higher

Cisco being the market leader has taken over few companies and has captured the VPN market. It has many associate service providers for its products and its products work with products of other companies. Before buying look for compliance of; Cisco and the product you buy, to the VPN technology you implement.

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