George Tupy’s recent blog described how the growth of cloud and over the top (OTT) video presents a massive market opportunity for service providers to deliver video content anytime, anywhere, and on any screen. He also discussed how open IP networks and cloud-based delivery methods introduce new security vulnerabilities. To add fuel to the fire, content and customer data is often stored together inside the video headend and data centers making it more easily accessed by attackers. They can disrupt operations by launching denial of services (DoS) attacks, target your authorized users to gain access to your corporate network to steal, modify video content directly on your video headend, or even siphon out valuable customer and billing data. Theft of credit card numbers or customer identity information hurts your customers and damages your reputation in the industry.

Now the good news: Cisco has the security solutions to protect your video content and broadcast infrastructure so you can focus on developing premium content and services for your subscribers.

Imagine your video infrastructure protected by the leader in data center security. Envision multilayered solutions working together to ensure your content, services, and business are protected from advanced cyber threats – across the attack continuum – before, during and after an attack.

Cisco solutions address advanced threats



Our Next-Generation Firewalls use granular access control and identity checks. This strengthens your network perimeter and locks your video headend and data centers to defend before an attack happens.


When an attacker tries to compromise your business – through the network, web, or email – our integrated Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS), Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), and Web and Email Security Solutions engage threats as they happen.


If malware does manage to get in, Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), Network Behavioral Analysis, and sandboxing solutions have you covered.  These solutions continuously scan traffic and files to find threats before they become active. If malware does become active, we can isolate the threat and remediate the infection to bring you back online quickly.

Cisco brings a wealth of robust security solutions to provide comprehensive protection across your headend infrastructure and corporate IT systems. Security Services are also available to help you design, implement, and manage your security each step of the way and ensure you have the best protection across your business.

For more detailed product information, see Cisco’s Secure Data Center Solution. For a compelling deployment story, read how Cisco’s security solution was deployed to help fortress BT against growing cyber threats. You can also learn more on how Sky has chosen to implement Cisco’s comprehensive VideoGuard Everywhere software security solution for its next generation home entertainment system.


Sam Rastogi

Senior Product & Solutions Marketing Manager