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Cisco Security Agent Version 5.1

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OVERVIEW

Cisco ® Security Agent security software provides threat protection for server and desktop computing systems, also known as endpoints. Cisco Security Agent goes beyond conventional endpoint security solutions by identifying and preventing malicious behavior before it can occur, thereby removing potential known and unknown security risks that threaten enterprise networks and applications. Cisco Security Agent mitigates new and evolving threats without requiring reconfigurations or updates on endpoints, providing robust protection with reduced operational costs. Cisco Security Agent Version 5.1 provides ease-of-use enhancements to the Cisco Management Center for Cisco Security Agents, thereby simplifying and enhancing operations.
Q. What are the new features of Cisco Security Agent Version 5.1?
A. Cisco Security Agent Version 5.1 provides a standalone management application (CiscoWorks Management Center for Cisco Security Agents) to configure and monitor Cisco Security Agent server and desktop agents, supports the Microsoft Windows 2003 Server (Standard, Enterprise, Web, or Small Business Editions).
Q. What is the standalone Management Center for Cisco Security Agents?
A. With Cisco Security Agent Version 5.1, the Management Center for Cisco Security Agents is now available to new Cisco Security Agent customers as a standalone management application, no longer part of the CiscoWorks VPN/Security Management Solution (VMS). Earlier versions of Cisco Security Agent required a customer to install CiscoWorks Common Services Software Version 2.2 (part of CiscoWorks VMS) as a requirement to run the Management Center.
Q. Should existing Cisco Security Agent customers upgrade to Version 5.1?
A. No. Existing customers should remain on Version 5.0. They should not upgrade to Version 5.1. Cisco Security Agent Version 5.1 offers no new features since CiscoWorks is already installed and running. A follow-on release, Cisco Security Agent Version 5.2, will provide Cisco Security Agent Version 5.0 customers with Windows 2003 support.
Q. What features are provided by the Management Center for Cisco Security Agents?
A. The Management Center for Cisco Security Agents supports the configuration of agent policies and rules and the monitoring and global correlation of events. The Management Center can also send events to Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting System (Cisco Security MARS) for centralized correlation of all security events occurring in the network.
Q. How do I order Cisco Security Agent Version 5.1?
A. You would order the Cisco Security Agent 5.1 Starter Bundle, which includes the Management Center for Cisco Security Agents, and also the applicable agent bundle for the number of server and desktop agents needed. The part number for the Cisco Security Agent 5.1 Starter Bundle is CSA-START-5.1-K9.

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For more information about Cisco Security Agent, contact a Cisco representative or visit: http://www.cisco.com/go/csa.