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Cisco bolsters its network security offerings

Cisco Systems, Inc. today expanded its security systems product portfolio.


March 10, 2004  


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Cisco Systems, Inc. today expanded its security systems product portfolio.

Additions include threat defense and secure connectivity products and services that the company said offer cost-effective and advanced performance and protection for networked businesses.

These extensions advance Cisco’s Self-Defending Network strategy, designed to improve the ability of networks to autonomously identify, prevent and adapt to a range of security threats, the company said.

The intent is to identify threats, react appropriately based on risk level, isolate infected end points, and reconfigure the network resources in response to an attack.

“Security is no longer best layered onto networks and applications as an after-thought,” said Eric Ogren, senior analyst with the Yankee Group.

Products include the Cisco IP Source Tracker, which helps organizations identify and locate network entry points for denial of service attacks to minimize downtime. The software can also minimize network attacks caused by misconfigurations.