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Cisco and Microsoft team up on NAC

Cisco and Microsoft plan to integrate their network access control architectures in a move designed to improve enterprise security policy enforcement and health assessment, both companies announced this week.
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Industry evolution

There is no denying the IT security market is alive and well. Depending on who you ask, between 400 and 1,500 security companies are in business worldwide, offering solutions ranging from anti-virus software to network access control appliances to consulting services. This, of course, should come as no surprise — especially when one considers enterprises are spending more money than ever before to meet compliance requirements and to defend against sophisticated and targeted attacks that could lead to embarrassing, costly breaches.
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NAC firm ConSentry closes

ConSentry Networks is the latest network access control (NAC) vendor to bite the dust. The Milpitas, Calif.-based company, which lately had shifted its focus to making LAN switches and controllers, closed its doors last Thursday, according to Network World, which broke the story. No one at ConSentry answered the telephone on Tuesday, and an email went unreturned. Earlier this year, Trustwave acquired Mirage Networks, and in March 2008, prominent NAC player Lockdown Networks went out of business. Experts said pure-play NAC providers have had trouble competing against bigger companies. -- DK
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HP buys 3Com in mega $2.7 billion deal

Hewlett-Packard announced Wednesday plans to acquire 3Com, whose TippingPoint subsidiary is one of the best-known providers of intrusion prevention systems.
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Trustwave back buying, snares Breach for WAFs

Information security and compliance provider Trustwave continued its steady stream of acquisitions with the purchase Tuesday of Breach Security, maker of web application firewalls (WAFs).
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Cisco acquires IronPort for $830 million

In a move that will boost Cisco Systems' presence in the security arena, the networking giant announced plans today to acquire enterprise spam- and spyware-protection provider IronPort Systems.
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