Skip Links

Cisco partners with EMC to enter the data-leak prevention arena

There are two major conferences opening this week with Cisco making announcements at both of them. The 12th annual Cisco Partner Summit kicks off in Honolulu with services and collaboration being key themes. Check out Cisco Subnet ChannelGuy's blog for more on that. In the less balmy streets of San Francisco Cisco is at the RSA Conference this week announcing a pact with EMC that will enable the network giant to enter the data-leak prevention market. The two companies also plan to work on a number of initiatives that also data center security, data encryption, and RSA Key management, plus the duo will expand on their Payment Card Industry reference architecture.

According to a Cisco news release, Cisco will integrate data-classification tefchology from RSA's DLP Suite with Cisco's DLP capabilities in the network and on desktop and server endpoints, and RSA will use Cisco policy enforcement capabilities with the RSA DLP Suite. With the two companies collaborating in the data center, customers will be able to encrypt data-at-rest stored on tapes and virtual tapes through the integration of Cisco MDS 9000 Storage Media Encryption (SME) and the RSA Key Manager, according to Cisco. This feature will be available in May. Meanwhile, Cisco will update its Cisco Lean Retail security system that incorporates five RSA PCI features to include the Cisco Application Control Engine Web Application Firewall.

More from Cisco Partner Summit

Cisco Unified Messaging helps Honolulu fix potholes within five days

Cisco partners gather to talk talent recruitment strategies, expansion of Cisco Smart Care program

More from Cisco Subnet:

* Lost memo of missing Cisco sales trainee found in Galactica
Riverbed is just another has-been Cisco competitor
Don't split that OSPF area
Services, collaboration are key themes of this year’s Cisco Summit
* CCNP lab essentials
* Jeff Doyle: Understanding MPLS

Go to Cisco Subnet for more Cisco news, blogs, discussion forums, security alerts, book giveaways, and more.

- 20 useful sites for Cisco networking professionals
- This month's Cisco Subnet giveaways
- Network World's IT Buyer's Guide: Cisco products

- Subscribe to Network World's Cisco Alert, which includes a weekly digest of all Cisco Subnet items

Our Commenting Policies