With Cisco Secure Application on the Cisco Observability Platform, customers have more flexibility and choice when it comes to tackling their most difficult security challenges.

Managing an organization’s security posture is extraordinarily complex — new bad actors, exploits and threats are constantly bubbling up. Meanwhile, organizations have a deep responsibility for their customer and user data safety, as well as legal obligations for data handling from regulations like GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), and PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) among others! One seemingly small breach can be catastrophic for a brand’s bottom line and can erode customer trust forever.

As the amount of data created and used grows exponentially, the need to ensure that it’s secure is more important than ever. However, traditional solutions lack the shared business context needed to rapidly assess risks and align teams based on potential business impact. With the breadth of Cisco’s portfolio, we are uniquely able to provide the Observability organizations need to tackle their most difficult security challenges.

Meeting Teams Where They’re at On Their Observability Journey

Observability enables teams adopting a devsecops framework to secure their applications efficiently. However, not all organizations are structured the same way even though they may have similar security objectives. Recognizing this, we are now introducing Cisco Secure Application as a standalone Cisco Observability Platform application. Previously, IT teams who wanted to deploy Cisco Secure Application would need to do so coupled with cloud native application performance monitoring from Cisco Cloud Observability. Now, they can secure their cloud-native applications and protect their sensitive data at scale, without additional commitments. 

This new, standalone application supports two, separate modules: the new Data Security module and the Cloud Security module.

Keeping Sensitive Data Compliant and Secure

Failure to protect your consumers’ Personally Identifying Information (PII) and other sensitive data could result in hefty fines (GDPR noncompliance, for example, could lead to fines up to €20 million, or 4% of previous year’s annual revenue) and permanently damage a brands’ reputation.

The new Data Security module  helps teams regain control and proactively secure their sensitive data, while also ensuring its compliance with the regulatory standards. Using leading AI technologies, it helps:

  • Unlock deep data visibility by automatically discovering and classifying sensitive data at scale
  • Efficiently control and secure data from both internal and external threats with continuous monitoring
  • Save time and effort by avoiding manual tasks and ensuring your data is compliant with the latest regulatory standards
  • Provide GenAI-powered alerting and guidance to expedite remediation of security issues

Gone are the days of tedious, manual updating to ensure data is safe and compliant. Now, IT owners can feel confident that they are comprehensively protecting their sensitive data. Visit the new Data Security webpage to learn more.

Helping Triage the Threats That Matters Most

With data and tools becoming increasingly distributed within IT and providing growing number of attack surfaces, it can be difficult to know where the threats are and how to address them. Cisco’s Cloud Security Module can help by providing real-time vulnerability analytics and business risk observability for cloud native applications. What I love, and is unique to Cisco, is that by combining the strength of our portfolio, we can not only help organizations identify security issues  across application entities, but we can also help teams triage the threats that carry the most impact  to the business and act with real-time guidance and actions.

More Options, Better Security

With the new standalone Cisco Secure Application on the Cisco Observability Platform, teams now have more choice in how they address their cloud native application and data security needs. With the visibility and actionable insights to quickly locate, prioritize, and remediate security issues, organizations can feel confident in their ability to secure cloud native applications and safeguard sensitive data at scale — ultimately protecting their reputations and revenue.

Get more information:

Cisco Data Security Module   |  Cisco Cloud Security Module


Ronak Desai

Senior Vice President & GM

AppDynamics & Full-Stack Observability