Cisco takes security to new level

Duffy, Jim
December 2007
Network World;12/10/2007, Vol. 24 Issue 48, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports on the launching of Cisco's TrustSec, the company's latest network, in the U.S. It is intended to determine, through policies, the role of users and devices in the network before granting them access to resources. The platform is practiced in applications for years and now being enforced at the network level. According to Nick Lippis, access control policy is difficult to deal with because it is distributed across multiple owners of infrastructure. It notes that the new TrustSec policies can be converged into a centralized policy engine that communicates in a consistent manner with campus network infrastructure and back-end policy directories.


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