Cisco IOS Security

Security Integrated Into the Network

Developing a safe and secure network infrastructure means integrating security into the foundation of the network. As a critical component of the Cisco Self-Defending Network, Cisco IOS Software delivers a sophisticated set of security capabilities for a comprehensive, layered security approach throughout your network infrastructure. Cisco IOS security technologies help to defend critical business processes against attack and disruption, protect privacy, and support policy and regulatory compliance controls.


  • Maximizes security where you need it most — Applies security functions such as firewall and IPS anywhere in the network, including remote branches
  • Secures application traffic — Securely delivers business critical applications like Unified Communications to remote locations
  • Saves time and money — Reduces the total number of devices in your network to decreases ongoing support, power, and manageability costs
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