Happy Holidays from the Cisco Security Team
Dear Boaz Aviani,
This newsletter provides the latest information on products and tools to help you address your network security concerns. This month, don’t miss the Cisco 2009 Annual Security Report and information regarding business continuity planning. You’ll also find recent product updates, as well as practical information to help you improve your security.
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Now Available: Cisco 2009 Annual Security Report
See What's New in Global Security
Managing and securing today’s distributed and agile network is increasingly challenging. Cloud computing and data sharing enhance collaboration but threaten security norms, and online criminals continue to exploit users’ trust in consumer applications and devices, increasing the risk to organizations and employees. Issued by Cisco Security Intelligence Operations, the Cisco 2009 Annual Security Report provides detailed information about global threats and trends from the past year, as well as security recommendations for 2010.
Read the Report
|Threat Watch |
Cisco Event Response: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for December 2009
Find summary information, threat analysis, and mitigation techniques for security events that have the potential for widespread impact on your network.
Read the Bulletin
|Product News |
Cisco Acquires ScanSafe
ScanSafe is a market leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) web security solutions for organizations of all sizes. This acquisition brings together the high-performance Cisco IronPort® Web Security Appliance and ScanSafe's leading SaaS web security service to offer superior on-premise, hosted, and hybrid-hosted web security solutions. "With the acquisition of ScanSafe, Cisco is executing on our vision to build a borderless network security architecture that combines network and cloud-based services for advanced security enforcement," said Tom Gillis, vice president and general manager of Cisco's Security Technology Business Unit.
Now Shipping: Cisco IPS Card for the Cisco ASA 5505
The hardware-accelerated IPS card (AIP SSC-5) for the Cisco ASA 5505 Adaptive Security Appliance is now available for shipping. The card’s intrusion prevention capabilities greatly enhance firewall protection by blocking threats and network attacks, including worms, Trojans, viruses, and attacks against operating system and application vulnerabilities. Providing up to 75 Mbps of IPS throughput, the AIP SSC-5 can protect both IPv6 and IPv4 networks.
Cut Costs and Increase Operational Efficiency with Cisco Security Manager
Learn how Cisco Security Manager simplifies administration and lowers the total cost of ownership of your Cisco security devices.
Watch the Flash Demo
Cisco SA 500 Series Security Appliances Expand Security Features
The Cisco SA 500 Series of all-in-one security appliances for small businesses now features an intrusion prevention system (IPS) to automatically detect and stop intrusions, block peer-to-peer and instant messaging traffic, and perform protocol inspection. Additionally, the new anti-virus and anti-malware Cisco ProtectLink Endpoint product works with the Cisco SA 500 Series to block Internet access for Windows systems that are not secured.
Validate Your Security Status
The Cisco Security Posture Assessment Service provides a point-in-time validation of how well your security architecture and designs have been implemented and are being operated. This service, available through Cisco and Cisco partners, provides a detailed assessment of network devices, servers, desktops, and web applications, as well as the related IT infrastructure. Compare vulnerabilities with industry best practices and up-to-date intelligence. Also, receive a prioritized report with recommended actions for remediation.
Cisco TAC (Technical Assistance Center) Podcasts
Gain in-depth knowledge of Cisco's security products and features and gather troubleshooting tips and tricks directly from Cisco experts who work with the products daily. Show notes are included with each episode.
Listen to the Podcasts
|Improve Your Security |
Business Continuity Planning: The Role of Remote Access in Preparing for Workforce Interruptions
Every organization faces the prospect of business interruptions, such as widespread employee illness, severe weather, or public transit strikes. As a result, companies must instate business continuity and resiliency plans, taking into account how their various business components operate and communicate with each other. Join Fred Kost, director of Security Solutions Marketing for Cisco, as he describes how to create and implement successful emergency communications plans to help ensure that organizations can maintain business as usual during interruptions.
View the Webcast
Learn More About Business Continuity Planning
Net Pro Event: Ask the Expert About Security Management
Visit the Cisco Networking Professionals Connection to learn more about Cisco security management solutions, and see how Cisco subject matter experts answer the security questions asked by your peers.
View the Discussion
Cisco SIO To Go iPhone Application
Powered by Cisco Security Intelligence Operations, the Cisco SIO To Go iPhone app is like having a Cisco security expert in the palm of your hand. The application provides customized threat alerts, new security signatures, and mitigation bulletins. You can look up web and email reputation dates, find compromised sites before your employees do, and interact with Cisco security experts and your peers in real time.
Download the Application
Cisco TechWise TV: Securing Borderless Networks
Are your routers and firewalls inadvertently revealing valuable information that enables hackers to gain access to your network? Discover how to use the foundational technologies you already have to reduce your network’s potential attack surfaces and remain secure in a borderless world.
Watch the Show
Cisco IronPort Training Classes
Cisco IronPort offers a catalog of e-learning, instructor-led, and virtual classroom courses to provide partners and customers with the training necessary to install, configure, and administer Cisco IronPort products.
Insights from the Cisco Security Community
Check out the Cisco Security Blog for expert opinions and discussions on current security topics. Recent posts include information on unintentional insider attacks, global Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs), and the importance of remote access for business resiliency.
View the Cisco Security Blog Site
|Mark Your Calendars |
SC Magazine Webcast Series, October–December 2009
Don’t miss these 10-minute webcasts featuring Cisco experts presenting on such topics as pandemic planning, PCI compliance, teleworking, and wireless security.
Detecting and Mitigating Attacks Using Your Network Infrastructure, January 31– February 1, 2010, Black Hat DC 2010
This two-day training session, presented by Cisco Security Intelligence Operations, will include information and hands-on lab activities illustrating how organizations can use their existing investments in network and security products to combat emerging security threats.
Networkers at Cisco Live 2010, Barcelona, Spain, January 25–28, 2010
Cisco Live 2010, Las Vegas, June 27–July 1, 2010
Pre-registration is now open for Cisco Networkers and Cisco Live 2010, the industry’s premier education and training event for IT, networking, and communications professionals.
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