The top lawyer at Cisco Systems Inc. said Wednesday the company’s $8.6 million settlement over alleged security flaws marks a “new environment” and heightened standards for software providers.

The qui tam case brought against Cisco, settled Wednesday, alleged the company failed to disclose possible security flaws in video surveillance software it sold to various U.S. government entities from 2008 to 2014. Plaintiff James Glenn, a former Denmark-based employee of Cisco partner company NetDesign, allegedly alerted Cisco to security flaws in 2008.

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