Firewall Technology Firewall technology must meet the demands of today’s 24/7 mobile workforce. “Always on” requirements call for constant uptime and security. Contemporary firewalls can be hardware or software-based, extend protection from the corporate network down to end-users’ devices, and are both flexible and granular. Rather than simply allowing or denying network access, new firewall technologies leverage the intelligence and capability to control access based on a specific application, operation requested, or originating location. Our advanced firewall technologies protect assets anywhere (at the office, on the road), anytime, and on any platform (desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone).
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) A well-implemented BYOD (laptops, tablets, smartphones) infrastructure can significantly reduce your business’s capital expenditures. When combined with complementary technologies, you’ll be able to extend the time between device replacement and upgrades. Challenges to acceptable use of personal devices and protecting your organization’s intellectual property can be surmounted by instituting clearly defined and enforced acceptable-use policies. Available security technologies include mobile device management software; industry-standard X.509 digital certificates; and on-demand virtual private networks.
Detection and Prevention Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) work in concert to quickly identify malicious activity within the computing environment and execute remediation action(s). Such efforts can be simple, such as disabling a rogue or troublesome network port. For more malicious attacks, IDS/IPS will isolate and log off offending network traffic to help identify and potentially apprehend/prosecute an attacker. A strategically placed and properly configured IDS/IPS system can save an organization substantial time and money associated with remediation efforts, including fines associated with violation of industry-standard regulations and protocols (e.g. HIPAA, SOX, SEC, PCI/DSS, GxP).
Featured HPC Products
Cisco HPC Solution Stack for Financial Services:
With ever-increasing automation of trading, firms in the financial services industry consider the building of low-latency, highcapacity infrastructures to be critical to stay competitive in capital markets. Under increasing pressure, financial markets must improve operating efficiency to stay competitive, control costs, and manage risk. These challenges, in addition to the rapid increase in electronic trading, have created a need for highperformance computing (HPC) environments in financial services. As the industry leader in networking, Cisco® delivers an unmatched HPC solution to address customer needs. The broad Cisco solution portfolio delivers high speeds, low latencies, open standards, and high system availability, allowing financial services customers to deploy the right infrastructure for their applications.
IBM Power 775 Supercomputer
IBM is offering the new POWER7® processor-based Power® 775 Supercomputer to accelerate high performance computing innovation in smarter computing projects such as climate prediction, medical and life sciences, financial services, petroleum reservoir modeling, and industrial design. The Power 775 Supercomputer is a highly integrated, densely packaged, high performance supercomputer in a rack solution, including compute nodes, storage, interconnect fabric and featuring energy efficient water cooling technology.
- A massive scale-out high performance computing server that provides unparalleled capacity that’s been optimized for running large, highly parallel computationally-intensive workloads and algorithms
- Application affinity for weather and climate modeling, computational chemistry, physics, computer-aided engineering, computational fluid dynamics and petroleum exploration