As part of the Cisco Self-Defending Network, Threat Defense enhances the security in the network infrastructure by adding increased levels of security protection on network devices, appliances, and endpoints. Both internal and external threats have become much more destructive than in the past. DoS attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and Trojan horses have the potential to severely impact business operations. The Cisco Threat Defense system provides a strong defense against these internal and external threats.
Threat Defense has three main areas of focus:
■ Enhancing the security of the existing network—Preventing loss of downtime, revenue, and reputation
■ Adding full security services for network endpoints—Securing servers and desktops with Cisco Security Agent
■ Enabling integrated security in routers, switches, and appliances—Security techniques enabled throughout the network, not just in point products or locations
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