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Cisco Network Magic - is it "safe?"

Posted on 2009-07-06
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I read a review in PCMag of Cisco Network Magic Pro 5.5, and it got a glowing review. It sounds like this product could help me.

However, since network monitoring has the potential for misbehaving, I was wondering if there are any reports of anything "bad" in this product. I would assume that Cisco's reputation should cause this product to be squeaky-clean, but still wondering.

Any bad news out there?
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Cisco Network Magic is nothing else than a wizard based network setup tool.
It will be allways safer to follow this wizards.
When you de the setup yourself, things are as secure as your knowledge of security.
This software does setup the networking and security for you.
As you said, Cisco cannot afford to have leaks in this product. It would kill their reputation.
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You say "nothing more than ...."

I suppose that your comment might apply to part of this product. However, there is much more. For example, there is quite a bit of network monitoring and reporting. I have installed it on one of my systems, and it offers the feature of monitoring all the network activity on a program by program basis, collecting this data centrally, and allowing me to view it as a web page.

The network map function is pretty nifty to.

Both of these functions go beyond the "wizard" aspect IMHO.

Nevertheless, you comment is valuable. My concern is still that lots of data about my systems is sent out over the Internet, and I am wondering what security is provided for that information. I read the Cisco privacy policy, and it seems to cover the ground.

In addition, some searching did not find any complaints. This of course proves nothing. But if there were complaints, that would prove something -- but there are not.
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