As promised, in this entry to our ISE blog series we are going to begin our adventure into Cisco TrustSec, or CTS for short. When I am approaching a new technology, I find it helpful to not only understand what it is, but also why it exists. So, in this post, we’re going to attempt to cover just that; what is Cisco TrustSec and why do I care?
By now I’m sure you have heard the new product announcements from Cisco around Software Defined Access (SD-Access). This announcement is a departure from the typical “new box” announcements that we are familiar with from the networking behemoth. Yes, there are new boxes, but this announcement is much more than that - it is the beginning of a new era for networking. Cisco marketing will appreciate me clarifying, that SD-Access is a part of The Network. [pause for dramatic effect] Intuitive. Now, I’ll be the first one to cringe or poke fun at marketing terminology used in IT industry, and this one would seem certainly ripe for the poking. However, based on what I have seen thus far, there is nothing to cringe at here.
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