July 14, 2023 Update: We have completed the acquisition of Armorblox. Welcome to Cisco!

Keeping an organization secure has a few basic steps that haven’t changed over the years: identify threats, respond and neutralize them, and put measures in place to prevent them in the future. However, as enterprise attack surfaces expanded profusely, new breach vectors proliferated, and enterprise application stacks exploded, the amount of time and resources needed to stay secure has grown exponentially as well.

To tackle this complexity, you have to reframe the way you think about it. Complexity equals data. Lots of data. You just have to know how to use it.

That’s where Generative AI comes in. Leveraging the vast trove of native telemetry already at your disposal, you can train Large Language Models (LLMs) to deliver intelligent, adaptive, and automated security capabilities. Not only can they help make your enterprise posture more secure, but also make your users more productive, your products more efficient, and your operations simpler.

Today, we are taking an exciting step forward in executing our plans for an AI-first Security Cloud. We are pleased to announce our intent to acquire Armorblox, a company that has pioneered the use of Large Language Models (LLMs) and natural language understanding in cybersecurity. The first application of Armorblox’s advanced techniques was securing the most significant way enterprise users get routinely attacked – yes, I’m talking about email. Through this acquisition though, we see many exciting broad security use cases and possibilities to unlock.

Leveraging Armorblox’s use of Predictive and Generative AI across our portfolio, we will change the way our customers understand and interact with their security control points. From enhanced attack prediction, to rapid threat detection, to efficient policy enforcement – there are near-limitless ways to improve today’s security experience.

The Armorblox team will join the Security Business Group, where they will work closely to bring Generative AI-powered experiences to our Security portfolio. We expect to close the acquisition by the end of Cisco’s fourth quarter of FY23. We are excited to share more details in the very near future. Stay tuned.



Raj Chopra

SVP & Chief Product Officer

Security Business Group