What do “Going Green” and policy group sharing have in common? More than you think!
New Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) v2.1 Enables TrustSec-ACI Policy Plane Integration “Going green” is all about reducing waste and protecting the environment. It’s a movement most of us believe...
Cisco TrustSec, the “Swiss Army Knife” in your network security toolbox
A new approach to segmentation that simply delivers more Network segmentation has been around for quite a while as a way to isolate environments and critical systems to secure data and IT assets. Recent breaches have highlighted the value of segmentation in reducing the attack surface and preventing the lateral movement of targeted malware. But […]
Gartner’s perspective on Cisco TrustSec
I am very pleased to be able to share some Gartner research on TrustSec. While we’re continuing to make progress through broader product support, validation from auditors and implementation by other vendors, we believe that this research and Gartner’s perspective will provide you with a useful and informative viewpoint. To read Gartner’s perspective on TrustSec […]
Putting a Damper on ‘Lateral Movement’ due to Cyber-Intrusion
Analysis of high-profile cyber breaches often reveals how intruders gain their initial footprint in the targeted organizations and bypass perimeter defenses to establish a backdoor for persistent activities. Such stealthy activities may continue until intruders complete their ultimate mission—claiming the “crown jewels” of the victim organization. “Lateral movement” is a term increasingly used to describe […]
Taking Complexity Out of Network Security – Simplifying Firewall Rules with TrustSec
Bruce Schneier, the security technologist and author famously said, “Complexity is the worst enemy of security.” We have been working with some customers who agree strongly with this sentiment because they have been struggling with increasing complexity in their access control lists and firewall rules. Typical indicators of operational complexity have been: The time that […]
Just Announced at Cisco Live! Milan – Cisco is Opening TrustSec Capabilities to Other Vendors
With encouragement from customers, Cisco has submitted the TrustSec protocol that we use to exchange role and context information between network devices to the IETF. Chris Young, Senior Vice President of Cisco Security, shared the news during his keynote address at Cisco Live! Milan. The Source-group tag eXchange Protocol (SXP) has been submitted to the […]