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Cisco Systems to Showcase Threat-Defense Solutions at Asia Hackers Conference

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - August 18, 2006 - Cisco Systems®
Aug 18, 2006

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - August 18, 2006 - Cisco Systems® will demonstrate its network threat-defense solutions at the 6th Hack in the Box Security Conference taking place Sept. 18-21 at the Westin Kuala Lumpur. The various Cisco® products help businesses identify and defuse perilous events such as access breaches, "day zero" worm attacks and viruses, and internal threats.

The Cisco Threat Defense System brings together security solutions and intelligent networking technologies designed to mitigate threats whether they are known or unknown or arise from inside or outside the business. The unique systems-based approach protects an organization's productivity and performance through the flexible and customizable deployment of security and network services.

Kumaran Singaram, the managing director of Cisco Systems Malaysia, said that in today's business environment, network security is more than just a "nice to have" tool. It has become a basic requirement for businesses. "Businesses and organizations need to realize the importance of implementing a security system for their networks. Security solutions can help companies save money by enabling productivity increases, business resiliency and operations stability," he said.

To increase awareness of the importance of security, Cisco is participating as one of the main sponsors at the 6th annual Hack in the Box Security Conference. This year's conference will offer a seven-day hands-on technical training session and two days of deep-knowledge presentations to enable the dissemination and discussion of deep-knowledge network security information. The event will feature more than 30 leading specialists from the mainstream network security arena as well as from the underground, or "black hat," community.

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