cloud security

July 7, 2016

CLOUD

Managing Security and Risk in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

Cloud computing has rapidly matured in the market.  Many businesses have adopted private and public cloud strategies and have deployed on to cloud infrastructure users of cloud computing, especially when demand comes from lines of business rather than IT departments who already have strong security and privacy policies.  The desire to innovate rapidly and the […]

June 28, 2016

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco to Expand Cloud Security Portfolio with Acquisition of CloudLock

I’m excited to share that today Cisco announced its intent to acquire CloudLock Inc., a leading cloud security solution that gives companies visibility and policy control over content shared in cloud applications. CloudLock specializes in Cloud Access Security Broker, or CASB, technology and helps organizations move faster to the cloud. CloudLock delivers cloud security to […]

April 12, 2016

CLOUD

3 Keys to the Multi-cloud Maze

Cloud is king, right? Democratizing IT to the masses. Speed, speed, speed. But wasn’t it supposed to simplify everything too? With business convenience and agility came an IT spaghetti chart of systems. SaaS Silos. IaaS sprawl. Legacy data integration nightmares. Throw in some Big Data and Hybrid Cloud initiatives. Sound familiar? This spaghetti chart is […]

March 23, 2016

SECURITY

Don’t Let Your Cloud Security Strategy Get Railroaded by Old Thinking

The standard gauge used for railroads (that is the distance between the rails) in the U.S. is four feet, eight and a half inches, which is an odd number however you look at it. The history behind it is even stranger and is a cautionary tale of assumptions and the consequences of basing decisions on […]

November 11, 2015

SECURITY

Gaining Productivity and Peace of Mind: Cisco Cloud Access Security

Cloud applications are revolutionizing the way your employees can do their work. They enable Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), are inherently mobile, can be up and running in minutes, and allow users to collaborate with anyone from anywhere to get their jobs done. It’s no wonder that cloud app adoption is growing at unprecedented rates. According to Forrester, […]

November 3, 2015

SECURITY

Extending Security Everywhere

Just a few months ago at Cisco Live U.S., we announced both our strategy and several new offerings for Security Everywhere Across the Extended Network. We believe that our vision of delivering Security Everywhere – from the cloud to the network to the endpoint – is essential to reduce risk, gain competitive advantage and make […]

August 18, 2015

CLOUD

Cut Your Risks & Costs By Reducing Redundant Cloud Services

How crazy is this? We’ve found that large organizations on average use 172 compute, 157 marketing and sales and 62 finance services from the cloud. Some organizations use nearly double these amounts! Simply put, as businesses groups control more IT spend and purchase more cloud services, cloud sprawl is skyrocketing. A large organization now uses […]

June 30, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire OpenDNS

Every day, more people, processes, data and things become connected. As this trend continues to grow exponentially, so too, do opportunities for security breaches and malicious threats. With an estimated 50 billion devices being connected by 2020, enterprise customers will face greater challenges in protecting their ever-expanding networks. To address these risks Cisco is focused […]

January 27, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco Cloud Security Architecture: Un-Cloaking Invisible Threats

In the more than ten years, I have worked in developing security solutions, I have witnessed the steady evolution of security threats and the incredible strides made to combat them. Recent high profile security breaches have shown that a breach in security can have serious consequences.. It can lead to loss or destruction of business […]