Cisco Unveils A New Advance Security App For iPhone

Networking giant Cisco has come up with a new security application for iPhone users which is designed to receive information on new security threats and provide tips for virus-free web browsing.

The new app called SIO To Go iPhone, will also be uploaded on the Apple Itunes store for a free download on Friday. The application is capable of providing information about new malware signatures, bulletins for how to mitigate against threats, ways to see if particular Web sites are compromised, as well as links to podcasts and videos.

It has been disclosed that the application gets its information from the company's Security Intelligence Operations (SIO) system which gathers constantly updated information from 700,000 sensors located at customer sites, ISPs, and other sites around the world.

The data from different sources allows Cisco engineers to do threat correlation to detect Internet attacks and spam campaigns. SIO To Go application also lets the user check a website’s email and web reputation by just entering the IP address or domain name.

Expressing his views on the subject Michael Weir, Cisco security marketing director said that the application has been designed keeping in mind professionals and software geeks, not the average user.