Cisco launches iPhone security app

Cisco is offering a free iPhone app that will allow people to get customized alerts on new security threats and other information for safe web browsing.

Cisco is offering a free iPhone app that will allow people to get customized alerts on new security threats and other information for safe web browsing.

The app, which will be available on Friday in the Apple iTunes store, provides information about new malware signatures, bulletins for how to mitigate against threats, ways to see if particular websites are compromised, as well as links to podcasts and videos.

The Cisco SIO To Go iPhone app gets its information from the company's Security Intelligence Operations (SIO) system which gathers information in real time from 700,000 sensors located at customer sites, ISPs and other sites around the world. The data from the disparate sources allows Cisco engineers to do threat correlation to detect internet attacks and spam campaigns.

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