Securing endpoints in the network infrastructure is also important. This section details the Cisco approach to this important security area.
The Cisco strategy for addressing host security is based on three broad elements:
• Endpoint protection: Cisco Security Agent protects endpoints against threats posed by viruses, Trojan horses, and worms.
• Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC): Ensures that every endpoint complies with network security policies before being granted access to the network.
• Network infection containment: Containment focuses on automating key elements of the infection response process. Cisco NAC, Cisco Security Agent, and Intrusion Prevention System ...