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VA Technical Reference Model v 21.8

Cisco Secure Services Client
Cisco Secure Services Client Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: The Cisco Secure Services Client (SSC) is a software supplicant that helps a user deploy a single authentication framework to access both wired and wireless networks. The software provides 802.1X (Layer 2) user and device authentication and manages user and device identity and the network-access protocols required for secure access.

Note: This product is no longer being sold and is not supported. The Network Access Manager module of Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client delivers many of the same capabilities offered by the Cisco Secure Services Client, with additional Windows Operating System (OS) compatibility and advanced features.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.7
Decision Date: 07/23/2019
Aliases: Cisco Secure Services Client (SSC)
Introduced By: SCCM
Vendor Name: Cisco Systems, Inc
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/23/2019).