Cisco and EMC to Collaborate to Help Customers Strengthen Data Security
Companies Disclose Plan to Expand their Collaboration in DLP, PCI Compliance, Data Center Security, Data Encryption, and Key Management
India, Mumbai- RSA® Conference - April 8, 2008 - Cisco and EMC (NYSE: EMC) today announced the intention to expand their strategic alliance to offer customers holistic data security solutions that span different layers of the information technology (IT) infrastructure, including storage, servers, networks and data center security. The companies plan to build on their existing collaboration to develop integrated products, services and best practices by taking advantage of resources and technology from Cisco, EMC, and RSA, the Security Division of EMC. These will be designed to provide customers with the ability to discover, secure, track and enforce the usage of sensitive data stored in the data center and at desktop and server endpoints, as well as while sensitive data is transmitted across enterprise networks.
"The data security market is very fragmented with add-on point tools at every layer of the IT stack which leads to management complexity for customers," said Robert Gleichauf, chief technology officer of Enterprise, Services and Security at Cisco. "Cisco, along with EMC and RSA, its security division are strongly positioned to provide a holistic approach to addressing businesses’ data security needs encompassing products, services, and best practice processes across the network and the other layers of the IT infrastructure."
Integration of Data Loss Prevention
Collaboration in Data Center Security, Data Encryption and Key Management
Expand PCI Reference Architectures
"Data security is very challenging. Due to regulatory and non-regulatory drivers, customers need to secure sensitive data and gain stronger visibility into where that data resides. The answer lies in coordinated product innovation, strategic partnership and professional services," said Dennis Hoffman, Vice President and General Manager for Data Security and Chief Strategy Officer at RSA, the Security Division of EMC. "By working with industry leaders, like Cisco, we are helping our customers solve these challenges. By developing solutions with Cisco, customers can discover, monitor, and enforce the use of sensitive data directly into the infrastructure - no matter where it moves, how it moves or where it is stored."
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This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) Cisco, EMC and RSA have not entered into a definitive agreement related to this collaboration and there are no assurances that they will enter into such definitive agreement or develop or market the solutions described above ; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) risks associated with acquisitions and investments, including the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (v) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (vi) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (vii) component and product quality and availability; (viii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (ix) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (x) war or acts of terrorism; (xi) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (xii) fluctuating currency exchange rates; and (xiii) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC and RSA disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
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