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Cisco on Tuesday said it has developed software gear capable of spotting malware inside secure data without having to decrypt the traffic. That, Cisco says, means corporate customers don't have to choose between privacy and security.

  • "We get both," Cisco senior VP David Goeckeler said at a press event in San Francisco, adding that the new technology can detect malware with 99% accuracy.
  • Cisco will sell the encrypted traffic analytics to customers as a subscription service, part of a growing effort to build that side of its business. The company also announced a new line of switches that it promises can automatically adjust to the needs of a business.
  • The competitors: AT&T and Facebook, among others, are seeking to challenge Cisco with cheaper communications gear. The company also faces a host of companies in its corporate networking business, including Huawei and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, as well as startups like Arista Networks.

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Scott Atlas, a controversial member of the White House coronavirus task force, handed in his resignation on Monday, according to three administration officials who discussed Atlas' resignation with Axios.

Why it matters: President Trump brought in Atlas as a counterpoint to NIAID director Anthony Fauci, whose warnings about the pandemic were dismissed by the Trump administration. With Trump now fixated on election fraud conspiracy theories, Atlas' detail comes to a natural end.

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