Geeking Out on Cisco Security Solutions at RSA 2011
RSA—the annual security conference that draws IT professionals from around the world—has been taking place this week in downtown San Francisco. At this year’s event, Cisco had a booth that highlighted innovative security solutions spanning from the data center to cloud networks, showing how to protect the evolving network infrastructure.
Tom Gillis, Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Security Technology Business Unit, also addressed the conference during a keynote session, at which he introduced SecureX, Cisco’s security architecture, which makes security context-aware.
I made a trip down to RSA to geek out on some new products and to find out all the relevant security information that you, our partners, will want to know. I met with several Cisco managers at the Cisco booth who walked me though some demos of the products Cisco is showing.
Keep reading for links and more details on Cisco’s security solutions, and how they can benefit you, your customers, and your business
The following products were shown at the booth:
- TrustSec: Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC)
- Threat Defense: Cisco Intrusion Prevention Sensor (IPS) and Cisco Security Manager
- Secure Data Center: Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance and Cisco Virtual Security Gateway
- Cisco Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance Solution
- Content Security, which includes Cisco IronPort Email and Web Security and ScanSafe
- Security Information and Event Management Ecosystem: SIEM systems from five technology partners
- AnyConnect Secure Mobility
- Security Monitoring and Management: Remote security monitoring and management services
- VXI Security: Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance, Cisco Virtual Security Gateway, Cisco AnyConnect, Secure Integrated Desktop Virtualization, and Secure Rich Media Experience
Visitors to the booth also could pick up a copy of the Cisco 2010 Annual Security Report.
So how does the emphasis on security impact you and your customers? By focusing on security, you can provide your customers with a lot of value. In essence, you can become a strategic partner by providing advice and guidance around appropriate security techniques.