Introducing the Industry’s First Threat-Focused Next-Generation Firewall
Cisco is a strong proponent for shifting the mindset regarding the capabilities a Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) must provide to stay relevant in a world that is dealing with dynamic threats. While nothing is technically wrong with legacy NGFWs, much is wrong with their approach. To meet current and future needs, a NGFW must now provide […]
Cisco Live!: Threat-Centric Security from Networks to Data Centers to Clouds
Security has emerged as a leading pain point for CIOs, executives, and even in the boardroom due to changing business models and growing attack surfaces, a threat landscape that is more dynamic by the day and the increasing complexity of IT environments. With these challenges as a backdrop, attendees of our 25th annual Cisco Live! […]
Cisco Live 2014 San Francisco: Security Technology Track
Cisco Live, May 18-24, 2014, is quickly approaching and registration is open. This is the 25th anniversary of Cisco Live and we return to the Bay Area at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Educational sessions are organized into technology tracks to make it easy to find the topics that most interest you. With network and data security being top of mind, I'd like to highlight the Security technology track's exciting content lineup.
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 […]
Coordinated Attacks Against the U.S. Government and Banking Infrastructure
Prologue On April 10, 2013, a collective of politically motivated hacktivists announced a round of planned attacks called #OPUSA. These attacks, slated to begin May 7, 2013, are to be launched against U.S.-based targets. #OPUSA is a follow-up to #OPISRAEL, which were a series of attacks carried out on April 7 against Israeli-based targets. Our goal here is to […]
Cisco ASA Family receives FIPS 140-2 Certification!
The Global Certification Team is proud to announce the FIPS 140-2 crypto certification of the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) family. This certification covered the following models: Cisco ASA 5505, ASA 5510, ASA 5520, ASA 5540, ASA 5550, ASA 5580-20, ASA 5580-40, ASA 5585-X SSP-10, 5585-X SSP-20, 5585-X SSP-40 and 5585-X SSP-60 Security Appliances. The ASA’s were evaluated at […]
Happy New Exploit Kits! (I mean Happy Belated New Year!)
This article discusses the increasing prevalence of exploit kits and drive-by exploits being leveraged by cyber criminals to spread malware quickly and effectively. It also highlights the use of Cisco Cloud Web Security, particularly in conjunction with Cisco ASAs, to reduce the risk of your networks and users falling victim to these exploit kits.
CLOUD COMPUTING IS READY FOR YOU. BUT ARE YOU READY?
Previously I talked about the growing demands and how the role of IT has to change from a cost center to a business strategic partner. And we also looked at the journey you need to take to deliver IT as a Service. Cloud computing is part of this journey and it is happening – and I mean […]
The Journey You Need To Take To Deliver IT As A Service
Previously I talked about the growing demands and how the role of IT has to change from a cost center to a business strategic partner. It’s important to acknowledge that getting an organization to the point where it can implement IT as a Service isn’t easy, nor does it take place all at once. Every customer has […]