New style of security from Cisco

Cisco chief security lead David Goeckeler considers the networking giant to be the largest enterprise security vendor. Goeckeler, senior vice president and GM of Cisco’s security business group, has developed a strategy where security will be everywhere Cisco operates.

According to Goeckeler, Cisco has found that customers are dealing with 50 or more security vendors in their networks. “Some have well over 100 and stringing together best of breed products isn’t working.”

John Growdon, senior director, channels business development for security at Cisco, said for the channel this strategy brings an abundant level of security services opportunity. And, from a customer point of view what are the costs associated to an organization for handling the maintenance of 50 to 60 different products.

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