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PEI is an Award-Winning IT Services Provider

PEI has been a certified Cisco Reseller and Partner since 1996.

Throughout our more than 20-year partnership, our senior-level, Cisco-certified networking engineers have gained the in-depth knowledge and experience necessary to architect, install, and support the network security solution that meets your unique needs.

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Organizations, regardless of their size, face important security challenges.

Whether the advanced sophistication of malicious attacks in today’s market or the increasingly complex security demands brought on by the fluid nature of modern IT environments and needs for user mobility, you need a security solution that offers both agility and effectiveness.

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Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services

Cisco’s next-generation firewall (NGFW) offers the industry’s first adaptive, threat-focused firewall solution, Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services. It delivers superior, multilayered protection, improved visibility, and reduced security costs. Achieve integrated threat defense before, during, and after an attack with a Cisco ASA firewall combined with the industry’s most effective next-generation IPS and advanced malware protection.

Cisco Umbrella

Cisco Umbrella provides your users with a secure gateway for accessing the internet no matter where they are, acting as the first line of defense against internet threats by analyzing the internet’s infrastructure to block malicious destinations before a connection is ever established. By delivering security from the cloud, Cisco Umbrella can deploy to all of your users in minutes to save you money and provide more effective security.

PEI’s Three-Step Method for a Successful

Cisco Network Security Implementation

Assessment and Architecting

Each security project requires an in-depth understanding of your systems. We’ll work with you to examine and assess your environment, customizing a selection of devices and configurations to provide necessary access while delivering on security, filtering, and bandwidth management.

Configuration and Installation

Our Cisco-certified engineers will build and configure your network security solution according to your customized strategy. With 120 years of combined experience, PEI’s engineers have the expertise to execute your installation effectively to enhance your organization’s business practices.

Support and Management

Maximize your return on investment with our firewall management and maintenance services, including proactive monitoring, reporting, and support. Our team of experts can resolve issues before they affect your business, and you’ll have access to our network support helpdesk, available 24/7.

Why Choose Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services to Protect Your Network?

With Cisco, you get best-in-class visibility into user information, application protocols, file transfers, web apps. Unlike other Next-Gen Firewalls, you’ll see client-side apps and operating systems, mobile device types and corresponding browsers, virtual machine communications and network devices—all while detecting the latest and most advanced forms of malware. With this level of insight, blind spots that are avenues for exploit are eliminated, letting you better detect and prioritize threats based on their risk.

Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services allows you to consolidate multiple security layers into a single platform, eliminating costly piecemeal solutions that are prone to gaps. This integrated approach combines top notch security with multilayer protection in a single device. In addition, while other solutions may protect you before an attack, they generally do not protect during or after an attack. Only Cisco gives you the tools you need to determine which systems were compromised, quickly remediate, and analyze how it happened in the first place.

Recue complexity while increasing visibility with the advanced automation and management capabilities offered by Cisco Next-Gen Firewalls to drastically reduce the time between detecting a threat and executing remediation tasks from weeks to just hours. Potential threats are detected, assessed, and prioritized by an automated system while the Firepower Management Center and Device Manager give you full visibility into and control over activity in your network through capabilities like policy, object, and event management, reporting, troubleshooting, and more!

Cisco offers a range of solutions to meet the needs of businesses in any space, from standalone options for small and midsize businesses to high-performance appliances for enterprise data centers. The newest additions to the Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services family are designed with small and midsize businesses and branch office applications in mind, so you receive the enterprise-class integrated threat defense, low procurement and operating costs, and simplified security management of Cisco’s enterprise-class security solutions without the enterprise-sized price tag.

Take Advantage of Cisco’s Full Range of Best-in-Class Capabilities with FirePOWER Services

Application Visibility and Control (AVC)

Ensure compliance and protect against possible threats with application-layer and risk-based controls. With over 3000 controls, you can build and enforce tailored IPS threat-detection policies to improve security effectiveness.

Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client

The Cisco AnyConnect VPN client easily integrates with Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services and features always-on, application-level VPN. In addition, Cisco AnyConnect is available on mobile Android and iOS devices.

Next-Gen Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS)

Prevent intrusions into your network with increased visibility and awareness of users, infrastructure, applications, and files. NGIPS can help you detect and analyze advanced threats and automate the defense response.

Botnet Filtering

Protect your users by detecting malware and preventing the transmission of sensitive data to malicious IP addresses. Use Cisco’s dynamic database to stay ahead of threats and add your own blacklisted sites for extra protection and control.

Reputation-Based URL Filtering

Block high-risk web addresses associated with spam, URL-based viruses, phishing attacks, and spyware. URL filtering provides comprehensive alerting and control over suspect web traffic and URLS in more than 80 categories.

Advanced Malware Protection (AMP)

Industry-leading capabilities for detecting, assessing, stopping, and—when necessary—remediating the effects of malware and emerging threats at the network and device level that can be missed by other security layers.


You and your IT team can focus on your core business, not manually applying patches or deploying services. Plus, our detailed reports simplify decision-making by taking out the guesswork and keeping you informed.


Keep your business safe from unexpected downtime for both end users and critical business operations with scheduled and tested patch release management and proactive, 24/7 monitoring that detects issues before they cause problems.


PEI’s proactive management of your systems maximizes availability, reliability, and security across mission-critical systems, from end-user workstations to core infrastructure.

Cisco Next-Generation Firewall
Managed Services

Use PEI’s Firewall Services to simplify the management of your security infrastructure and network while increasing the performance and reliability of your systems. We can handle day-to-day administrative tasks so your IT team can focus on more strategic initiatives.

Our expert IT team works 24/7, 365 days a year to proactively monitor your networks to detect and resolve problems before they affect your business. We also provide detailed reports so you can make informed decisions and remove the guesswork from your IT management.

PEI’s Firewall Services:

  • Proactive maintenance, performance, and security monitoring and patching for Firewalls and VPN tunnels
  • Monthly monitoring and reporting for events, system health, and usage
  • Configuration and tuning of alerts from the syslog server
  • Security auditing, intrusion detection, and compliance management
  • Administration and management of firewalls, VPN tunnels, and NAT configuration
  • Equipment management including troubleshooting and escalati0ns to vendors if necessary
  • Automated configuration of firewall backups
  • 24/7/365 proactive and reactive issue identification and resolution
IT Outsourcing

Cisco Umbrella Secure Internet Gateway

Cisco Umbrella provides your users with a secure gateway for accessing the internet no matter where they are, acting as the first line of defense against threats by using the internet’s infrastructure to block malicious destinations before a connection is ever established. By delivering security from the cloud, Cisco Umbrella can deploy in minutes to save­­ you money and provide more effective security.


Intelligence to identify patterns, detect anomalies, and uncover attacker infrastructure staged for current and emerging threats.


Visibility for internet activity across all devices and over all ports, whether your users are on your corporate network or not.


Protection against phishing, malware, and ransomware earlier, by detecting them before they reach your network or endpoints.

How Cisco Umbrella Protects Your Users

DNS & IP Layer Enforcement

Umbrella’s DNS filtering blocks threats over all ports and protocols—even direct-to-IP connections, for the most comprehensive coverage that stops malware before it reaches your endpoints or network.

Intelligent Proxy

Instead of proxying all web traffic, Umbrella routes requests to risky domains for deeper URL and file inspection. Effectively protect without adding latency or compromising performance.

Command & Control Callback Blocking

If devices get infected in other ways, Umbrella prevents users’ devices from connecting to an attacker’s servers to prevent or stop data exfiltration and execution of ransomware encryption.

Why Should You Choose Cisco Umbrella?

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Easy to Deploy and Manage

Because Umbrella is delivered from the cloud, it deploys in minutes with no hardware or software installation required. Plus, the browser-based dashboard provides administration and reporting for both creating and managing policies effectively.

Cisco-Powered Security

Cisco’s industry-leading networking and network security solutions to provide enterprise-class protection for your environment. Cisco Umbrella uses URL and file reputation scores from Cisco AMP, which analyzes millions of malware samples daily.

Save time and Money

Mitigate the time and cost spent dealing with malware infections by delivering clean traffic to your organization and analyzing internet infrastructure to proactively detect and avoid malicious sites and attacks before they reach your users.

Security is Important for More than Just Your Network.

An effective security strategy makes sure every potential attack vector is covered. Learn more about PEI’s security services and best practices for staying safe with these resources!

Endpoint Security

Windows Defender ATP enables security teams to map the point an attacker entered your network, how the attacker moved through your network, and which activities they engaged in.

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Email Security

Most security compromises start through phishing, malware, and other email-based attack campaigns. Use this checklist to educate your users on keeping your business safe.

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