Cisco, Sygate Grab Attention at RSA
Here at the RSA Conference show yesterday, Cisco fit a number of pieces into its security jigsaw with a slew of announcements regarding its Self Defending Network strategy. In plain English, this means coordinating security across internal networks and end-point devices such as firewalls and routers. Cisco’s new announcements include an SSL VPN Concentrator product, regarded by some analysts as its most important addition.
Just to confuse matters, Cisco also embarked on a security spending spree, snapping up a plethora of smaller, specialist vendors (see Cisco's Security Spree Continues).
Get the details on Cisco's moves at NDCF.
Speaking of security specialists and potential acquisitions, startup Sygate Technologies could be a potential target for one of the major security players, according to analysts.
Sygate, along with a handful of other companies, offers an emerging technology known as Network Admission Control (NAC). Essentially, this is a software that enforces security policies across a range of devices such as firewalls and switches. The technology can also coordinate anti-virus, spyware, and denial-of-service products from a number of vendors.
Read more about Sygate at NDCF.
— James Rogers, Site Editor, Next-Gen Data Center Forum