Cisco Expands Footprint of Self-Defending Network

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The networking giant ties together a range of products to further deliver on its vision of comprehensive enterprise security.

SAN FRANCISCO--Cisco Systems announced its latest series of product moves aimed at pushing forward its vision of the self-defending network Feb. 5.

The San Jose, Calif.-based networking market leader detailed work to further tie together a handful of its existing security applications, claiming to increase the ability of networks to fend off external threats and improve the ability of enterprise organizations to authenticate devices and end users logging onto their IT systems.

At a meeting held for industry analysts and members of the technology media, many of whom are in town for the RSA Conference 2007, being held here from Feb. 5-10, the company outlined the benefits it believes customers will appreciate based on its work to pull its security technologies together in a more comprehensive manner.

Cisco has focused its latest efforts on integrating IT systems defense tools and technologies meant to allow companies to defend their communications infrastructure, with a heavy emphasis on the ability of its NAC (network admission control) architecture to help organizations ward off malware intrusions and other types of external attacks.

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This article was originally published on 2007-02-05
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