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Monday, February 13, 2006

Cisco readies security enhancements

Cisco Systems in the United States is expected to unveil several enhancements to its security lineup that are designed to bolster its management offerings and ability to secure applications that reside on the network.  Cisco, as part of its adaptive security efforts to monitor and secure access to applications on the network, is debuting its Content Security and Control Security Services Module.  This module, designed for the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5500 series, aims to deliver Anti-X services that combine antivirus, anti-spyware, file blocking, antispam, URL blocking and content filtering.  Cisco is also expected to unveil a software upgrade for the ASA 5500 series. In the area of managing the network, Cisco is also introducing a new version of the Cisco Security Manager and an upgraded version of its Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Response System (MARS).

Both of these enhancements can also be combined into a Cisco security management suite.,2000061744,39237994,00.htm

Posted on 02/13