Juniper Networks, made a big splash when it entered the security business via a mega-billion dollar buyout of NetScreen Technologies. Now it is Cisco's turn - the company is going to make a big splash at the RSA Conference, to be held later this week in San Francisco, showing off its security portfolio. John Chambers is a keynote speaker as well. EWeek says the company is going announce the largest upgrades to its security products in three years. It is a core area of growth for Cisco and the company has made it a priority.
Cisco isn't known as a security company but its clear they are serious about providing more security in the network. They are definitely the security leader among networking vendors.