It’s one thing to claim leadership in cloud security; it’s another to have that leadership acknowledged by industry experts. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our recent recognition by Frost & Sullivan as the 2024 Customer Value Leader in the Global Security Service Edge Industry. This expert analyst award is a testament to both our commitment to innovation and our unique ability to partner with security leaders to navigate the complexity of securing cloud environments.

Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Leadership Award recognizes the company that offers products or services customers find superior for the overall price, performance, and quality. Vendors are evaluated on business impact criteria (including financial performance, customer acquisition, operational efficiency, growth potential, and human capital) and customer impact criteria (price/performance value, customer purchase experience, customer ownership experience, customer service experience, and brand equity).

Here’s how Cisco Secure Access delivers on these criteria:

  • Secures access to the web, cloud services, SaaS apps, private apps
  • Includes access control, threat protection, data security, security monitoring, and acceptable-use control
  • Provides cost-effective, cloud-delivered security as a service to protect hybrid work environments
  • Reduces IT and security team burdens by reducing backhauled traffic to the on-premises security stack and converging a broad set of cloud security capabilities into one dashbord
  • Enables full visibility into cloud applications used by remote users, their risk levels, and any shadow IT operations
  • Delivers multiple security features and functions, converged into one tool, including Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Firewall as a Service (FWaaS), DNS-layer security, remote browser isolation (RBI), sandboxing, experience Insights (DEM), and more for a layered approach to security that improves overall efficacy.

“For its 2023 Voice of the Enterprise Security Customer report, Frost & Sullivan cybersecurity researchers surveyed 2,448 enterprise CISOs in six regions around the world. Those security leaders were asked which were the primary cybersecurity vendors they chose for cloud security. More than half of those surveyed cited Cisco as a primary cloud security provider.”
– Frost & Sullivan

We’re thrilled that our innovation in the security service edge space has earned us accolades, but we’re even more excited to be able to offer best-in-class outcomes for security leaders. Cisco Secure Access is:

  • Better for users: Enable frictionless work everywhere for a seamless experience across hybrid environments. Deliver a universal experience with a zero trust approach that seamlessly connects users and things to any app over any port or protocol.
  • Easier for IT: Streamline and automate IT operations for simplified management. Leverage a single, cloud-managed console to enable efficient hybrid work through a simplified policy creation process, increased visibility, and aggregated reporting.
  • Safer for everyone: Mitigate risk across your environment with advanced security. Converge SSE security capabilities into a single cloud service, enforce ZTNA principles, and apply granular controls — leveraging the broad set of insights from Cisco Talos.

“Cisco has reaffirmed its commitment to a cloud-based cybersecurity future with the release of its Cisco Secure Access SSE platform. The pieces have been there, but now they are better integrated, and that should be a welcome message to loyal Cisco networking customers wanting to move to the cloud with a trusted partner.”
– Toph Whitmore, Industry Director, Cybersecurity

Secure Access for a secure future

Earning the 2024 Customer Value Leader is more than just an award—it’s an invitation to security leaders to consider a partnership that could redefine their cloud security strategy. Choosing Cisco Secure Access means partnering with a vendor that understands the nuances of cloud security. It means benefiting from continuous innovation and a solution that grows alongside your enterprise. And most importantly, it means investing in a platform recognized for delivering exceptional value to its customers.

Take a deeper dive and read the full Frost & Sullivan report to discover why Cisco stands out as the vendor of choice for a secure, cloud-enabled future.

Award report:  Cisco Earns Security Service Edge Leadership Award


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David Gormley

Manager, Cisco Cloud Security

Cloud Security Team