Cisco Systems has enhanced its "self-defending network" security offering with the release of an incident control system (ICS).
The ICS allows administrators to respond quickly to security threats by automatically distributing intrusion-prevention system signatures to Cisco devices.
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Cisco is using security software firm Trend Micro's threat outbreak intelligence and virus signature data to support the system, which works with Cisco's incident control server middleware to distribute up-to-date protection to network devices.
Cisco has also upgraded its Cisco intrusion protection system (IPS) to version 5.1, which can support up to 255 virtual local area networks (VLan) using a single interface.