Cisco makes desktop switches more secure
The company said it will add software features for switches in its Catalyst 3550 Series and 2950 Series that let administrators secure their network management traffic, control access to company resources and require user names and passwords from employees logging on to the network.
The moves are part of an overall Cisco strategy to provide security throughout the network, using dedicated security appliances and security capabilities that are built into other equipment. The security functions now offered for the desktop switches, which are the boxes where end users connect to the LAN, are part of a blueprint for security that reaches from the edge of the LAN into the service-provider network.
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