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Cisco Bolsters Firewalls, IDS

Cisco Systems Inc. today rolled out a wide range of new and enhanced intrusion detection and firewall offerings. Although Cisco generates security-related revenues of about $1 billion a year, it has had an uphill battle in asserting its place among more favored best-of-breed security tools providers, said Jeff Wilson, executive director at Infonetics Research Group Inc. in San Jose, Calif. Cisco picked up the proactive intrusion protection drumbeat in the industry with enhancements to the Cisco Intrusion Detection System software that increase the accuracy of the software in finding relevant attacks instead of false alarms. Cisco enhanced its IDS Version 4.0 release with some 30 new features that extend the level of protocol analysis provided in the software. The IDS software can now perform stateful pattern recognition along with protocol and traffic anomaly detection. Full Story

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