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Cisco, anti-virus companies team to battle worms

Cisco teams up with NAI, Symantec, and Trend Micro on new program to protect networks. Networking equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc. on Tuesday announced licensing agreements with three leading anti-virus software companies and a new program that it said will protect computer networks from worms and viruses. The Cisco Network Admission Control program will enable Cisco routers to evaluate information, such as whether a particular computer’s anti-virus definitions are up to date and its operating system is adequately patched, before allowing it to connect to a network, Cisco said. The new program was developed jointly by Cisco and anti-virus companies Network Associates Inc. (NAI), Symantec Corp., and Trend Micro Inc. and will address the security risks posed by remote and mobile computer users who are connecting to corporate networks using home broadband connections or even PDAs (personal digital assistants), Cisco said. Full Story

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