Cisco Systems has taken the wraps off intrusion-detection and firewall software that the networking vendor says will bolster security and slash false alarms generated by its intrusion-detection applications. Cisco has added roughly 30 enhancements to its Intrusion Detection System Software version 4, including pattern recognition and protocol-and traffic-anomaly detection. The company also enhanced its PIX firewall software to support Open Shortest Path routing protocols, virtual LANs, and eight voice-over-IP protocols.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.