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New Security Wares Debuting At Interop

Vendor partnering and technology convergence highlight this week's annual Interop conference and exhibition in Las Vegas.

Interop organizers said abbreviating the show's NetWorld+Interop name was a way to reflect increasing convergence throughout the industry.

During the show, Cisco Systems, San Jose, Calif., aims to further the momentum of its recently launched Integrated Services Router (ISR) portfolio by adding new fixed-configuration 1800 and 800 series models for small offices and integrating wireless capabilities across the entire line. The addition of wireless capabilities will create more service opportunities for channel partners, said Cisco executives.

Several vendors will tout Cisco partnerships at the show, including Altiris, Lindon, Utah, which will demonstrate the integration of its life-cycle management tools with Cisco's Application and Content Networking System, said James Strayer, director of product management at Altiris.

Also at the conference, 3Com plans to unveil a strategy to help VARs, integrators and carriers build security and VoIP management services around the company's products. Later this year the vendor will introduce versions of its TippingPoint security products and NBX VoIP products that have been modified to better support delivery of managed services, said Kip McClanahan, president of the TippingPoint division of 3Com, Marlborough, Mass.

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