Cisco to push IronPort

NEW YORK – Cisco Systems is moving quickly to integrate technology it’s gaining from buying e-mail security firm IronPort Systems.

Company officials said in interviews here confirming the closing of the US$850 million IronPort acquisition that e-mail and Web site reputation datastreams from IronPort appliances will be fed to Cisco firewalls by the end of this year, and then be extended to the company’s routers, switches and other devices in 2008.

The service checks the source of e-mail and Web sites embedded in e-mail against a database of suspicious sites IronPort calls SendBase.

In addition, early next year IronPort’s Layer 4 traffic monitor technology, which watches for spyware signatures, will also be added first to

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