Cisco announced last week it is expanding its TrustSec to help create identity-secured networks. The company is also making additions to its Cisco's AnyConnect VPN initiative, which was first introduced 2007.

Cisco is now shipping some of the Catalyst and Nexus switches with the capability for TrustSec. Cisco Product Line Manager Horacio Zambrano told our news agency, "It's really about the ability to add encryption features to the infrastructure so you can have better security and have support for 802.1x (define), which provides a stronger view of who is connecting to your network."

The AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client  is intended to provide mobile users with secure remote access to corporate assets by way of a VPN (define) tunnel. The new client is being paired with back-end security by way of the Cisco IronPort S-Series Web Security Appliance.

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