For some time now, Cisco has been talking about breaking down walls - going "borderless," if you will - by creating an architecture that opens business to an anytime, anywhere, anyone, anything experience.
The company first started talking about borderless networks back in the fall. The idea is to support businesses that are "increasingly distributed and mobile," allowing them to connect any person to any file from any location at any time, all the while keeping the data secure and the experience both reliable and seamless.
At the RSA security conference last month, the company made announcements related to the security of this borderless architecture. Today, the company is releasing details on new product routers and switches. It also is announcing new network services designed to monitor and control energy consumption, deploy security policies across wired, wireless and mobile environments and allow companies to tap further into the benefits of video as a business tool. Those network services are:
- EnergyWise is a technology that allows users to extend power management to PCs and laptops, as well as Power over Ethernet devices. The company also released the SDK for EnergyWise so developer can implement support for it into their products.
- TrustSec allows users to deploy security policies across all access technologies, including wired, wireless and VPNs to further the authenticity of those access data remotely.
- Medianet is the technology that detects and optimizes video - as well as the allocation and prioritization of network resources - so that video can move between different types of devices.