Cisco adds all-in-one devices

Cisco Systems has released a new family of network security multifunction appliances — the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5500 series — which it said can help stop attacks before they spread through the network.

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By  Caroline Denslow Published  May 12, 2005

Cisco Systems has released a new family of network security multifunction appliances — the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5500 series — which it said can help stop attacks before they spread through the network. The ASA 5500 is a key component of the company’s Adaptive Threat Defence phase, which is part of Cisco’s Self-Defending Network (SDN) strategy. It bundles together security features found on Cisco’s PIX, IPS 4200, and VPN 3000 concentrator families, along with rich internet protocol (IP) integration, enabling quality of service, routing, IPv6 and multicast support to avoid disruption of legitimate network applications and traffic. The new appliance also delivers advanced adaptive threat defence services, including Anti-X defences, application security, and network containment and control to protect enterprise resources from worm and virus mitigation, spyware, adware, hacking and intrusions, and denial-of-service attacks. “The integration of multiple technologies in the ASA 5500 solves the problem of multi-device security management, and makes it operationally and economically feasible to deploy comprehensive security services to more network locations,” said Joel Conover, principal analyst, enterprise infrastructure at Current Analysis. The ASA 5500 series has been designed for both small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, with components such as common management and monitoring services, included for simplified configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting and security staff training.

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