Cisco is introducing a new highly distributed security architecture that manages enforcement elements like firewalls, Web proxies and intrusion-prevention sensors. This new product, according to Sys Con, will enable companies to conduct business without borders. These next-gen scanning elements can be deployed as appliances, modules and cloud services and are designed to know exactly who a user is, what role that user plays in the organization, and whether that user should be allowed access.
“’Today’s business environment requires proactive, context-aware security that provides deep insight, control and operational efficiency. Cisco SecureX Architecture and the Cisco ASA with context-aware firewalling represent a significant leap forward in allowing businesses to better embrace increasing mobility, virtualization and collaboration across business boundaries.’”