Cisco SAFE: A Security Reference Architecture The Changing Network and Security Landscape
By Cisco Systems
Innovations such as virtualization, cloud computing, and web-based access for employees, partners, and customers are bringing about a dramatic evolution in nearly every organization’s infrastructure. Many organizations are also transitioning from physical-based collaboration processes to collaborating across geographies by building distributed networks to gain a time-to-market advantage. Web 2.0 technologies, mobility, social networking and service-oriented architectures (SOAs) are creating new ways to work and collaborate, and to reach out to customers and partners.
From a security standpoint, these changes have brought with them new and complex challenges. Traditional point security tools are limited in their ability to support and secure this business transformation, either leaving critical new resources unprotected or preventing the deployment of new services as they do not secure new processes and protocols. At the same time, organizations are facing a host of new threats that target many of these new services and impact network and service availability.
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