We have seen an increase in the efforts to future-proof our technology, infrastructure, and our planet. Future-proof means we introduce or create a product or system that is unlikely to become obsolete or fail in the future.

We’ve seen this in how architects are designing bridges and skyscrapers, our global efforts in planet and ecosystem conservation, and in the technology sphere, especially in the efforts around security solutions. What we build now is what will enable the future generation to be the next leaders, thought leaders, and innovators.

“The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Foundation of Futureproofing

At Cisco our purpose is to power an inclusive future for all. We have the technology, solutions, and motivation to bring communities together and drive change for everyone no matter where they live. For this change to take place, we have to offer customers a strong and secure foundation.

This foundation is centered on providing a network with consistent visibility, policy harmonization, and cloud management. Here at Cisco, we provide this level of security foundation through Cisco Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW). Cisco is helping customers take control of their security landscape, and they can leverage their current Cisco investments to start turning their network infrastructure into additional control points and direct extension to have a complete security architecture.

Cisco’s Future-proof Security Platform

Customers can leverage the power of Cisco to turn their existing infrastructure into an extension of their firewall solution, which leads to a greater evolution of security everywhere they need it. Cisco can turn your customers’ entire network into an extension of the security architecture, experience world-class security controls, and have a unified policy with threat visibility. Let’s talk briefly about each of these points.

Security Architecture Extension

Cisco provides a trusted network security with the deepest set of integration between core networking functions and network security. Whether your customers are looking to get more from their existing network with Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) or Identity Services Engine (ISE) or extend their protection across the architecture quickly with advanced threat intelligence, there is a solution available that matches their needs.

World-class Security Controls

Security threats are becoming increasingly complex, but Cisco NGFW appliances can be deployed wherever your customers need them no matter if they are on-premise or across multiple clouds. By protecting customers from hidden threats, Cisco NGFW leverages dedicated hardware to inspect threats hidden in encrypted traffic while maintaining optimal performance.

Cisco offers many parallel solutions that work with Cisco NGFW. If you would like to learn more about these additional opportunities, please contact your Cisco Distribution, Partner, or Marketing account manager.

Unified Policy and Threat Visibility

When your customers invest in Cisco NGFW or update their existing security portfolio to include this solution, they will not only gain stronger security posture, but will also be set up with a future-ready management experience that can evolve with their network. This will help your customers deliver scalable controls across many devices quickly, reduce complexity, stay ahead of threats, and accelerate their security operations.

Tackling new opportunities

Whether you are discussing an upgrade with a customer to be more future-proof or showing how Cisco technology can better secure a customer’s IT landscape, there is a solution that can help them identify, overcome, and prevent challenges from impacting their IT goals. The future is now, and we must help customers look ahead with confidence in their security technology.


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John Brookbank

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