: Cisco Continues to Beef Up Security"> Also on tap in Ciscos security lineup is a new configuration management appliance for the data center. The Cisco Hosting Solution Engine 1.7 can be used for configuring services that end users are allowed to access on servers. Cisco, through its new Identity-Based Networking Services software, sought to extend the IEEE 802.1x security protocol to make security policies more mobile by mapping those policies to individuals, rather than to static router ports.All the new offerings are available now, with prices ranging from $349 to $19,995.
Cisco also enhanced the security features in its IOS Software with improved Quality of Service functions, on-demand meshing capability and IP Security (IPSec) stateful failover support for improved voice availability over VPNs. Cisco also enhanced IOSs ability to spot attack signatures.