Security is one of the fastest-growing areas in the networking and IT industries today. Security is often the top concern of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and one of the top technology initiatives of many organizations. However, security projects often do not get the focus needed to be approved and deployed. Perhaps, this reticence can be explained by the complexity of security. Cisco has reduced the cost to deploy and manage security by creating a self-defending network. The self-defending network can enable the network to detect and defend itself against certain attacks. This book provides an overview of the attacks that a self-defending network can protect against, introduces the components of a self-defending network, and ...

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