Cisco to build 100 smart cities

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Not just Nagpur in Maharashtra, Cisco is working closely with state governments and its partners to digitally transform 14 cities and plans to connect 100 cities as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Digital India initiative, its CEO, Chuck Robbins, has emphasized.

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The global networking giant which is now focused on making a big foray into Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber security, last month launched its manufacturing operations in Pune and announced it would build Nagpur as Smart City with its Next-Gen solutions.

According to industry analysts, there are nearly 23 billion connected devices and the number is expected to double to over 50 billion by 2020 and Cisco is prepared to help governments and enterprises achieve this goal.

To achieve this, providing a secured ecosystem — from hardware to software – to the customers is the key.

To meet this challenge, Cisco unveiled Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints – a technology that combines prevention, detection and response to simplify endpoint security.

Cisco also announced to extend its software licensing programme –Cisco ONE Software- into advanced security.

Cisco also announced availability of three new advanced security software suites: Threat Defense for Data Centre, Threat Defense for WAN and Edge and Policy and Threat Defense for Access.

Pankaj Gupta, Senior Director, Enterprise Portfolio Marketing, Cisco notified that the Indian government and enterprises need security like never before and the new endpoint security solution will provide that.

By Baishakhi Dutta

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