Cisco Protects Internal Infrastructure From Web-Based Threats

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Executive Summary

Cisco is working to become a borderless enterprise, where authorized employees, partners, and customers can access any service, anywhere, from any device. For Cisco, this solution is the Cisco IronPort S670 Web Security Appliance (WSA), which combines signature-based malware detection with reputation filtering and inline file scanning. In just the first three months of production for Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and the East Coast, the Cisco IronPort WSA S670s blocked more than 30 million malicious objects that signature-based detection alone would have missed. This case study describes web security requirements at Cisco, how Cisco uses the appliances, and initial results. Cisco customers can draw on Cisco IT's real-world experience to implement the Cisco IronPort WSA in their own environments.

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