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Cisco, partners to build self-defending networks

A buildup in network menaces has prompted Cisco Systems Inc. to wage an all-out war by developing a new program that the company said will do more to protect computer networks than intrusion detection systems and firewalls. John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco, outlined the company’s latest strategy last month. Called the Cisco Network Admissions Control (NAC) program, Chambers said the idea is to prevent incidents like the recent Blaster and Slammer worms by scanning devices when they attempt to connect to a corporate network. Developed in conjunction with antivirus vendors Network Associates Inc., Symantec Corp. and Trend Micro Inc., Cisco said the initiative will tackle the risks posed by mobile and remote workers who connect to corporate networks. Full Story

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