Cisco Touts Context-Aware Network Security
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In years past at the big RSA security conference, Cisco has talked up what it described as self-defending network architecture.
This year, the firm is going a step further, debuting SecureX, a new contextually aware framework that looks to improve network intelligence, helping to monitor for threats and keep policies updated across all endpoints.
"SecureX is about making security more distributed and ingrained in the network fabric and bringing in context-aware scanning," explained Cisco product line manager Kevin Kennedy.
Kennedy described Cisco's SecureX as a response to the prevailing winds that are reshaping enterprise computing, chief among them virtualization, cloud computing and heightened mobility.
eSecurity Planet reports on Cisco's news coming out of RSA, which includes important updates to its firewall and VPN products.