Cisco, EarthLink, MCI join forces against cyber attacks

Tuesday, 29 March 2005, 3:03 PM EST

Telecom equipment providers and network operators, including Cisco Systems Inc., EarthLink Inc. and MCI Inc., unveiled on Monday an alliance to combat cyber attacks.

The Fingerprint Sharing Alliance has set up an automated process for sharing attack profiles across service-provider networks. By sharing profiles, often called "fingerprints," the companies hope to stop denial-of-service attacks, worms and viruses quicker and closer to the source.

At Internet Week.

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