Cisco Expands Integrated Security Systems Leadership

Tuesday 9 March 2004 10:17 CET | News

Cisco Systems, has expaned its integrated security systems product portfolio, focusing on enhanced performance, flexibility, and network resilience to security threats. Additions include threat defense and secure connectivity products and services that offer cost-effective and advanced performance and protection for networked businesses.

These extensions advance Ciscos Self-Defending Network strategy, which is designed to dramatically improve the ability of networks to autonomously identify, prevent and adapt to a range of security threats. The Cisco Self-Defending Network strategy integrates security in every aspect of the network to create an end-to-end integrated security system. These self-defending networks will identify threats, react appropriately based on risk level, isolate infected endpoints, and reconfigure the network resources in response to an attack. Increased Network Resilience and Flexibility with Cisco IOS Threat Defense Services Cisco announced today an array of threat defense system capabilities through Cisco IOS Software Release.12.3T that are designed to help networks be more resilient to malicious network attacks, while simultaneously enhancing the flexibility and performance of networked business systems. These Cisco IOS Software services will offer customers: Enhanced Network Resilience: The new Cisco IP Source Tracker, a Cisco IOS Software-based security capability, helps customers identify and locate network entry points for denial of service (DoS) attacks to minimize business disruption. New control-plane-policing features provide network administrators with a reserved management channel into a router, even when it may be under a DoS attack, for more effective response to network attacks. The addition of new role-based command-line interface (CLI) capabilities enable customers to define access based on administrative roles, letting network or security operations personnel exercise more precise control over network security, and minimizing the possibility for network attacks due to misconfigurations. Improved Security Deployment Flexibility: New transparent firewall support gives customers the flexibility to segment the network into security trust zones, while preserving the networks existing IP addressing scheme and simplifying security deployment. The new Cisco IOS Firewall for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) provides stateful inspection to both existing IPv4 and IPv6 traffic on a single interface for enhanced performance, along with better management of the IPv6 migration process. Cisco IOS Software now also offers anomaly protocol inspection for the Extended Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (ESMTP), which gives customers advanced network packet inspection capabilities and helps protect again known mail attacks. New Secure Connectivity and Security Management Products and Services Cisco Systems® is also introducing security router and virtual private network (VPN) hardware products as well as security management software enhancements that will increase the performance and scalability of enterprise and service provider security and VPN deployments. The new products include: Cisco 7301 Router: Cisco has extended VPN support to this central-site customer premises equipment (CPE) hardware product offering integrated security in head-end network environments. The Cisco 7301 now supports 370 megabits-per-second VPN throughput, and is integrated with high-performance stateful firewalling, routing and quality of service (QoS) management capabilities in a compact one-rack unit. The Cisco 7301 Router addresses the growing large-scale enterprise and value-added service provider demand for high-performance and cost-effective central-site VPN aggregation. It also includes support for the new Cisco Security Device Manager Version 1.1 for simplified configuration and administration. The platform joins Ciscos broad array of best-in-class integrated security routers. Cisco Security Device Manager Version 1.1: Cisco Security Device Manager eases the security and VPN management of Cisco IOS® Software-based routers, and now includes new start-up wizards for faster and easier security deployment as well as one-step lockdown, which makes it easier for administrators

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