Cisco unveils security innovations for its new cloud strategy – Back End News


Technology company Cisco has revealed the continued development of Cisco Security Cloud, which is designed to become the industry’s most open platform, protecting the integrity of the entire IT ecosystem, without public cloud lock-in.

Following the release of its Hybrid Work report, the company now aims to provide organizations with an integrated, cloud-delivered security platform that addresses the security issues that remote work obsesses over.

“With the complexity of hybrid working, the continued acceleration of cloud adoption, and the ever-changing threat landscape, organizations are looking for a trusted partner to help them achieve security resiliency,” said Jeetu Patel. , Executive Vice President and Chief Security Officer. and collaboration at Cisco. “We believe Cisco is uniquely positioned because of its scale, breadth of solutions, and cloud-neutral business model to meet their needs. Cisco is already implementing the key principles of our cloud platform vision. »

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A hybrid work setup means employees work in different locations, which has become a challenge for security teams. Cisco Security Cloud offers unified management, the open platform will provide large-scale threat prevention, detection, response and remediation capabilities.

According to Cisco, the company has been on the road to the Security Cloud for some time and is sharing further progress with new innovations in its security portfolio.

Secured access

Ushering in the next generation of zero trust, Cisco is developing solutions that enable true continuous and trusted access by continuously verifying user and device identity, device location, vulnerabilities, and security indicators. compromise. These smart checks happen in the background, leaving the user to work without security getting in the way. Cisco is introducing less intrusive methods for risk-based authentication, including patent-pending Wi-Fi fingerprinting as an effective location proxy without compromising user privacy.

Secure the Edge

To radically simplify how organizations connect and protect users, things, and applications, wherever they are, Cisco launched Cisco+ Secure Connect Now, a unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution. Cisco+ Secure Connect Now is a turnkey offering available in multiple countries to quickly deploy SASE and facilitate day-to-day operations through a cloud-managed platform. Subscription as a service is optimized for value and managed through a unified dashboard.

Secure operations

Cisco has added a new Talos Intel On-Demand service offering personalized research into the threat landscape specific to each organization. To help speed incident detection and response, Cisco announced enhancements to Cisco Secure Cloud Analytics with its ability to automatically promote alerts into SecureX and map those alerts to MITER ATT&CK. This follows the general availability of SecureX Device Intelligence to aggregate, correlate and normalize data about devices in their environment, and Kenna and Secure Endpoint integrations to better prioritize vulnerabilities. Cisco also introduced the Secure Firewall 3100 Series, designed for hybrid working with a new Encrypted Visibility Engine that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect hidden threats.

Simplification

Cisco introduces simplification across the portfolio with the new Unified Secure Client. By simplifying the way administrators and users manage endpoints, half of the Cisco Secure Agents, including AnyConnect, Secure Endpoint, and Umbrella, will be unified by mid-year with additional items to be added over time. time. This follows the new cloud-delivered Secure Firewall Management Center, which is enabled through Cisco Defense Orchestrator and unifies cloud and on-premises firewall management.

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