Cisco Security Agent Version 5.2 detects and stops security threats to 70,000 employee desktops worldwide.

Cisco IT protects the company's desktops and servers from constantly changing threats and new vulnerabilities. Threat-protection methods must be easy to deploy and manage in a global enterprise; unobtrusive for employees when possible; and flexible to enforce different policies based on the connection method, department, or user. Cisco IT achieved these goals with Cisco Security Agent, a behavior-based threat-prevention system.

In addition to the benefits derived from deploying Cisco Security Agent, this security case study describes

  • How Cisco Security Agent works
  • What process IT uses for managing Cisco Security Agent policies and deployment
  • How Cisco Security Agent minimized the impact of a rampant mass-mailing worm