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What is the difference of CSA and CTA?

Hi all,

May I know What is the difference of CSA and CTA?

Thanks

mak

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Re: What is the difference of CSA and CTA?

Cisco Security Agent (CSA) is a system that provides threat protection from viruses, worms, etc on end hosts. The agent running on each end host monitors the goings-on on the system and stops anything that it deems as not right (based on a large system of rules and processes). You can find out more about it here:

www.cisco.com/go/csa

Cisco Trust Agent (CTA) is a different agent that runs on the endpoints as part of an overall Network Admission Control (NAC) setup. NAC defines a system whereby end hosts are not even permitted access to teh network unless they confomr to a specified configuration, this can include a specific virus signature version running, specific Windows patches installed, etc. CTA is the agewnt running on the endpoint that provides the information to the NAC system on what software versions, etc are running on that endpoint. you can find out more about NAC here:

www.cisco.com/go/nac

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