Cisco releases Secure Services Client 4.0

Cisco unveiled the Cisco Secure Services Client 4.0 – advanced security software that provides enterprises with a single authentication framework for multiple devices to securely access wired and wireless networks.

For enterprise administrators, the Cisco Secure Services Client provides unparalleled client security while easing the complexity of deploying and managing a large number of networked devices. Similarly, users now have a uniform client interface, irrespective of whether they connect at home, on the road, or in the office over a wired or wireless network. This solves one of the greater challenges facing administrators – managing authentication and interoperation of multiple, disparate clients across wired and wireless networks.

Through a simplified and scalable deployment mechanism, administrators can deploy and manage Cisco Secure Services Clients on a variety of networked devices. The client application manages user and device identities, as well as network access protocols, to optimize highly secure network access from a single source. This reduces redundancies and dual complexities found in separate wired and wireless security schemes, thus giving administrators a single source to secure and manage multiple networked devices.

Optimized for use within a Cisco Unified Wireless Network and packed with a panoply of access security and management features, the Cisco Secure Services Client 4.0 integrates the latest standards and technologies available to meet enterprise security requirements. Highlights include:

” Support for Cisco security solutions including the Cisco Secure Access Control Server and the Cisco Self Defending Network via Network Admission Control (NAC);
” Support for all major Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) protocols;
” Support for Wi-Fi encryption modes: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Dynamic WEP (802.1X), TKIP and AES;
” Support for industry standards, including Wi-Fi Protected Access-personal mode (WPA-personal mode), WPA2-personal mode, WPA2-enterprise mode;
” and compatibility with Wi-Fi certified devices.

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