Well maybe it's time security moves into the network because the fncking security industry has done squat to prevent all the breaches we are seeing for the past few years. All I see is one point product after the other. As to subscription, meh, just another way of paying for the same thing.
"...security moves into the network because the fncking security industry has done squat ..."
Cisco is a self-declared part of that security industry. And network security isn't new.
I think Cisco is counting on that attitude ("the security industry has done squat..."). What better strategy than turning your commodity switch into a magical security switch and taking advantage of the "free pass" security budget that point products have abusing for years?
Back on earth, don't get your hopes up. Even if Cisco does deliver a product that "detects [today's] malware with 99 percent accuracy", malware authors will quickly adopt the signature of the 1% that goes undetected.