Cisco Adds Security to Borderless Network
Cisco announced a number of new enterprise products to advance its "Borderless Network" initiative.Cisco Systems is looking to bring better security and performance to its "Borderless Network" strategy by adding new products that span its switching, routing and wireless portfolios. In the name of security, Cisco announced a new ASA Adaptive Security Appliance and an updated AnyConnect VPN client. The ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance offers support for 20G bps of multiprotocol throughput and 35G bps of large packet throughput for enhanced firewall performance, the company said. In addition, there is support for 10,000 VPN connections, 350,000 connections per second and 8 million total connections, as well as intrusion prevention technology and always-on remote access using Cisco AnyConnect.
"IT managers want to use the network to support the needs of the business," said Brett Galloway, senior vice president of Cisco's Wireless, Security and Routing Technology Group, in a statement. "But the business is changing, and IT managers are under increasing pressure to make the network available to anyone, anywhere, anytime and on any device-in a highly secure, reliable, seamless manner. This is precisely the challenge that the Cisco Borderless Network was designed to address. This third expansion of the Borderless Network's portfolio is designed to help customers reach new levels of innovation and participation by engaging their customers and employees to create entirely new ways of doing business."