Cisco simplifies security for today's accelerated IT agenda

10:16 | 23/06/2020
Cisco SecureX will be included with all Cisco Security products to simplify and enhance customer experience.
cisco simplifies security for todays accelerated it agenda
The Cisco Systems headquarters in California, the US (Source: AFP)

Cisco, the leader in enterprise security, has announced the general global availability of Cisco SecureX – the broadest and most integrated cloud-native security platform included with all Cisco Security products to simplify and enhance the way customers manage security – starting from June 30, 2020.

SecureX comes as organisations juggle to manage business and security challenges at unprecedented scale. This is due to the acceleration of digital transformation and rise in remote workers. Cisco has a long-standing commitment to connect and protect its customers working from anywhere, on any device, and furthers its mission to unify and optimise its security portfolio.

According to Cisco’s CIO Perspectives 2020 survey of 1,300 global CIOs, the top two challenges facing CIOs are security, followed by complexity. More than two-thirds of CIOs feel they are being stretched too thin.

One-way security leaders are battling this complexity is with vendor consolidation. Newly released data from Cisco’s 2020 CISO Benchmark Report revealed that when dealing with a cyberattack, organisations with more security vendors experienced longer downtime, higher costs, and more breached records.

To address current and future security challenges, SecureX connects the breadth of Cisco’s integrated security portfolio with customers’ entire security infrastructure for a consistent and simplified experience.

To address current and future security challenges, SecureX connects the breadth of Cisco’s integrated security portfolio with customers’ entire security infrastructure for a consistent and simplified experience.

It unifies visibility, enables automation, and strengthens security across network, endpoints, cloud, and applications. With SecureX, all new and existing customers will benefit from these capabilities and more without incurring additional costs.

Along with this, SecureX provides key operational and threat metrics across network, endpoint, cloud, and applications. With the SecureX ribbon feature, the platform is integrated in every single Cisco Security technology so customers can access platform capabilities seamlessly across all products.

Also, customers can automate workflows across products from Cisco Security and third parties so they can focus on more impactful tasks. SecureX can save customers hours of manual work by automating threat hunting based on Cisco Talos threat intelligence and other intelligence sources.

Furthermore, SecureX threat response enables security experts to quickly identify impacted targets and remediate within minutes by correlating intelligence data from multiple intelligence sources and telemetry from network, endpoint, email, cloud, and third-party products.

“We are seeing our customers consolidating the number of security vendors they work with and want solutions that are simple to manage and integrate with their existing security investments. Cisco has built a broad and strong portfolio of security solutions and with Cisco SecureX, this now makes it easier for us to show the value of multiple products working together,” said Bob Cagnazzi, CEO at Presidio, a leading advanced IT solution provider.

“We’re also excited about the opportunity this creates for Presidio to add services on top of the SecureX platform and further enhance our customers’ experience.”

“With SecureX, we wanted to reimagine the way our customers experienced security by making it simple and automated,” said Gee Rittenhouse, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s Security Business Group. “We knew this would be transformative for the industry, but we could never have predicted just how important this would be to security and IT professionals at this very moment. In this new and dynamic world, customers need a security platform that can protect employees wherever they work and meet the challenges of today and the future.”

In addition to the simplified experience SecureX brings, Cisco Security is also unveiling new enhancements and integrations to further secure the remote workforce such as customers who can now use cloud email with greater confidence.

By Nguyen Thuc

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