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Cisco secures the Internet of Everything with Security Everywhere

Brian Karlovsky | June 10, 2015
Cisco has launched a raft of new security offerings to help organisations capitalise on emerging business opportunities aroud the Internet of Everything, while minimising risk.

It now also provides Hosted Identity Services for a secure, 24/7, Cloud-delivered service for the Cisco Identity Services Engine, a security policy management platform that unifies and automates secure network access control.

Further, the expanded advanced orchestration and Cloud capabilities enable Cisco's new security solutions to easily integrate with the Cisco architecture and third-party SDN/NFV solutions, as well as Cisco's Adaptive Security Appliance Virtual (ASAv) with Cisco's Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) and Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

These orchestration and Cloud capabilities also include open APIs for integration with orchestration, Operation Support Systems/Business Support Systems, and Cloud Security-as-a-Service solutions.

Cisco security business group senior vice president and general manager, David Goeckeler, said security had to be pervasively embedded across the entire network infrastructure.

"By integrating 'Security Everywhere' throughout the extended network and through Cloud-delivered services, Cisco is protecting a wider array of attack vectors," he said.

"This also provides enterprises and service providers with the confidence that they have the continuous and retrospective visibility and control to support new technologies and business opportunities in the Internet of Everything and the Digital Economy."


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