Cisco cleans up in California

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Cisco cleans up in California

The first swathe of announcements from the Cisco Partner Summit have now gone public, and although there's not yet any sign of a shakeout in the vendor's partner programme, a couple of tech announcements should serve to whet reseller appetites.

Earlier today Cisco announced a series of enhancements to its cloud security platform , the Cisco Secure Borderless Network.

The enhancements include the addition of ScanSafe Web Intelligence Reporting, designed to give enterprises a clear view into how their web resources are being used, and a new email data loss prevention widget from its IronPort division that is designed to protect outbound email in the cloud.

Cisco is calling its other major release today CleanAir Technology. Built into a news range of access points, CleanAir is designed to address the problem of wireless interference. A application-specific integrated circuit built into the access point detects, classifies, locates and mitigates any sources of interference by switching the wireless signal to operate in an unaffected spectrum.

According to Cisco, interference sources can include cordless phones, wireless surveillance systems, microwave ovens and Bluetooth-enabled devices.

The vendor claimed this can reduce troubleshooting time from hours to minutes and resolve problems without having to involve the IT department.

The new APs will be released into the wild at the start of May and include limited lifetime warranties, said Cisco.

This was first published in April 2010

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