Thailand SME sector, increasingly relying on the Internet, urged for an integrated network firewall that looks into security system as well.
To address the need, Cisco has turned up with its ASA 5500 series of firewall/router in cooperation with anti-virus experts Trend Micro. Unlike most other firewalls, the new unit not only has the usual firewall, virtual private network and SSL VPN (encrypted VPN) facilities, but adds a subscription-based anti-X system from Trend Micro that will help prevent many viruses, Trojans, spam and phishing attacks.The system is designed to augment desktop-based security solutions rather than replace them. Thailand was currently the fastest growing area for security solutions in all of Asia. To SMEs perusal, Cisco will be holding roadshows from April onwards both in Bangkok and the provinces.