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Cisco FirePOWER v6.0 has been released

Cisco has just released FirePOWER v6.0 and it has several new features that have been long awaited.

Three key features include:

On-box SSL Decryption: The ASA firewall now has the ability to perform SSL decryption. By some estimates, at the end of 2016, roughly two-thirds of all Internet traffic will be encrypted. It is no surprise that attackers will continue to leverage SSL-based attacks because it is more difficult to detect. Security solutions must have the ability to look inside SSL-encrypted traffic to combat against attacks that leverage SSL encryption.

Integration with Cisco ISE: This is a big step in the right direction for Cisco to tie in multiple security solutions. This will extend the capabilities of ISE and allow better policy enforcement. PxGrid capabilities