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Cisco accelerates delivery of its Borderless Networks vision

As part of this architecture, Cisco is introducing an entire new series of fixed switching product lines – the Cisco Catalyst 3560/3750-X series and 2960-S series – which provide innovative features, a comprehensive suite of new service offerings, flexible entry-level pricing, and an enhanced limited lifetime warranty. In addition to its switching lines, Cisco announced new routing innovation in the areas of advanced security and performance.

Yesterday's announcement builds off of the Cisco Borderless Networks vision introduced in October and the announcement of Cisco Secure Borderless Networks. The Cisco Borderless Networks Architecture, which defines the attributes necessary for supporting businesses that are increasingly distributed and mobile, is designed to enable businesses to connect anyone to anything, anywhere, and anytime – securely, reliably and seamlessly. Cisco delivers on this architecture through video, green and security network services that are embedded across its routing, switching, wireless, and security platforms to form a comprehensive borderless networking solution.

Network Services highlights:

• EnergyWise –Cisco EnergyWise harnesses network intelligence to help customers proactively control energy use and lower operating costs and carbon footprint. Cisco today announced the next release of this award-winning technology, featuring Cisco EnergyWise Orchestrator, which extends power management to PCs and laptops in addition to Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices. Today Cisco also released the EnergyWise SDK, available through the Cisco Developer Network, which enables third-party developers to implement EnergyWise support in their products.

• TrustSec – Cisco TrustSec is a next-generation security solution allowing customers to deploy security policies across all access technologies, whether they’re wired, wireless or virtual private networks. It combines identity and policy to protect customer and employee transactions anywhere on the network and ensures that users are authenticated and given access to network services based on identity. Cisco today announced that TrustSec is now available on the Catalyst 3560/3750 product portfolio. In addition, the new Catalyst 3560/3750-X features the industry’s first standards-based 802.1AE (MACSec) implementations, which protects sensitive data from eavesdropping and theft through advanced encryption between the switch and the client.

• Medianet – Cisco medianet is a solution that future-proofs businesses as video applications transform the way workforces interact. Medianet enables the detection and optimization of video and video endpoints, as well as the allocation and prioritization of network resources so video can be seamlessly delivered from one type of device, such as TelePresence, to another type, such as a laptop or mobile phone. Medianet 1.0 is now supported on the new Catalyst fixed switches and Cisco ISR G2 routers.

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