Cisco and Livingston Agree to Joint Security Strategy
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 1995 -- Cisco Systems and LivingstonEnterprises today announced their intention to jointly develop standardremote access dial-up security technology and products.
Today's announcement marks the beginning of a multifaceted relationshipcovering joint development, standards collaboration, and interoperabilitytesting. The agreement follows an existing contract between Livingston andCisco for original equipment manufacture announced earlier this month.
Livingston will share its RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In UserService) security protocol source code with Cisco to accelerate Cisco'simplementation of a RADIUS security client in Cisco routers and AccessServers. RADIUS is currently used for access security by Internet serviceproviders and companies with large numbers of dial-in users.
Ultimately, Cisco and Livingston intend to jointly develop a newsecurity standard with follow-on products that will enable TACACS+(Terminal Access Controller Access Control System -- Cisco's dial-in usersecurity protocol) and RADIUS customers to evolve to a single networkaccess security solution. Jointly conducted interoperability testing willensure Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) and Livingston accessproduct compatibility between existing and future security implementations,PPP support and other critical dial-up access technologies.
"Cisco and Livingston are both network security pioneers who recognizethe importance of security to the growth of the dial-up access market,"said Kevin Kennedy, product management director of Cisco's remote accessproducts. "Together, we are committed to provide customers withstandards-based access security to further protect their businessinformation from intruders."
CiscoSystems, Inc. is the leading global supplier of enterprisenetworks, including routers, LAN and ATM switches, dial-up accessserversand network management software. These products, integrated by Cisco'sInternetworkOperating System (Cisco IOS) link geographicallydispersed LANs, WANs and IBM networks. Cisco is headquartered in San Jose,Calif., and in the U.S. is traded under the NASDAQ symbol CSCO.
Livingston Enterprises, Inc., was founded in 1986. The companyspecializes in dial-up access and LAN-to-LAN interconnectivity products.Best known for its Internet connectivity products, Livingston's maturePortMaster and FireWall IRX router technology is used by over 300 Internetservice providers worldwide. Livingston markets its products through valueadded resellers.
Posted: Mar 21 16:34:46 1995
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