Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Cisco releases new products for protection against network threats

Cisco announced two new products today. They fall under the suite of the Cisco Self-Defending Network. They are the Cisco Incident Control System (ICS) and the Distributed Threat Mitigation for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). Seems like Cisco really likes the folks over at Trend Micro who Cisco uses for their Network Admission Control (NAC) product line. It is going to be very interesting to see how Microsoft reacts since they have their Network Access Protection (NAP) initative as well. Cisco seems to be cranking out the product lines in this area. It doesn't appear that Microsoft is moving as fast on this front and I am not really sure why. They certainly have the ability to own a good portion of this market if they so desired, especially in the corporate enterprise market.
- Ed

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