Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Cisco MARS 6.0

Cisco yesterday released a bulletin and datasheet for the forthcoming Cisco MARS version 6.0

You can find the Bulletin HERE, and the Datasheet HERE.

It looks like there are going to be some great new features, i`ll look forward to it!

"Cisco Security MARS Release 6.0 will be included in all appliances purchased beginning approximately August 2008. Current Cisco Security MARS customers who have valid Cisco SMARTnet® Service contracts when released can also download the release at the Cisco Software Center."

"New Features
Cisco Security MARS Release 6.0 enhancements make Cisco Security MARS more open, with the ability to use the greater Cisco Security MARS community to improve security device support. Some enhancements include:
Cisco Security MARS device support framework: Framework to add velocity and flexibility to the Cisco Security MARS system, allowing faster, more flexible, and more scalable security device log support for existing and new Cisco and third-party vendor devices.
Support for the ASA 5580: MARS becomes the first Security Threat Management appliance to be capable of accepting logs from high output devices such as the ASA 5580.
Cisco Security MARS forum on NetPro: Community enablement for Cisco Security MARS users, partners, and third-party vendors interested in discussing, sharing, and rating Cisco Security MARS device support packages.
Cisco IPS Sensor Software Version 6.0 rules and report enhancements: Native support of IPS risk rating, threat rating, and virtual sensor in Cisco Security MARS will competitively differentiate the Cisco IPS and Cisco Security MARS value proposition by enabling Cisco Security MARS to further refine IPS event data to more effectively define threat detection and attack fidelity of the incident. "

And a sneak of the new supported devices looks interesting.....

7 comments:

James said...

Great - i hope the reporting functions have got MUCH better! Bring on August..

James said...

Great - i hope the reporting function is better this time around.

Jessica said...

It also looks like Cisco has finally created a customer support wiki.

http://supportwiki.cisco.com

Jessica said...

It also looks like Cisco is now providing a customer support wiki.

http://supportwiki.cisco.com

Jessica said...

Cisco has created a customer supportwiki.


http://supportwiki.cisco.com

Jamie said...

SWEET - NO MORE NAC APPLIANCE CUSTOM PARSERS!

Hoffa said...

Sure hope Cisco will support "older" GEN1 MARS appliances as the MARS50 with this new release. I've been waiting for a year for a merger and isn't to optimistic.