Cisco continues to broaden its efforts to increase network security with a third part of a self-defending network plan being unveiled this week.

The new phase is called adaptive threat defense (ATD). Cisco said a combination of several features would fight threats at several different points in a network while at the same time simplifying network design and enabling tighter traffic control.

Already announced by Cisco were its integrated Internet Protocol security technology and a network admission control (NAC) initiative.

For complete details of the plan, see: newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2005/prod_021505.html?CMP=ILC-001