Network Security: Endpoint

SSL VPN deployments enable universal access from both secure and non-corporate-managed endpoints, and provide the ability to extend network resources to diverse user communities. With this extension of the network, the points for potential network security attacks also increase. Whether users are accessing the network from a corporate-managed PC, personal network-accessible device, or public terminal, Cisco Secure Desktop minimizes data such as cookies, browser history, temporary files, and downloaded content left behind after an SSL VPN session terminates. Cisco Secure Desktop's Pre-Connection Posture Assessment functionality is available on Windows. The Secure Vault is available on Windows 2000 & XP and the Cache Cleaner is available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (browser dependent). Endpoint posture checking for full network access users is also available through integration with the Cisco NAC Appliance and Cisco NAC Framework.