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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.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.