June 10, 2019


Implementing Office 365 at Cisco – Part 2: SAFe Bought Us Speed, Visibility, and Accountability

Though SAFe is more typically used for software development, we found it worked very well for structuring and organizing our complex deployment of Office 365.

May 8, 2017


Secure the Branch by Securing the Business

The SAFE model provides a customizable reference architecture to meet your company’s specific business needs, with several viewpoints to provide the right level of clarity for all audiences.

June 30, 2016


Building a Secure Architecture with Cisco SAFE

The biggest challenge in securing companies today is complexity. Too many attacks, but also, too many defenses. And, they keep growing. Maddening.  But, there is a new security reference that simplifies this Herculean task. Cisco SAFE uses a model and a method to guide you. SAFE uses a model to organize the network into logical […]

May 26, 2016


Simplifying end-to-end security with SAFE

End-to-end security tends to be very abstract and difficult for humans to visualize. The challenges of designing, building and maintaining networks with security across every business case and each part of your network is no simple task. It requires that you know why you are building the network from a business perspective, and then, how […]

February 9, 2016


Simplifying Security Architectures with SAFE

Safe. The very sound of it resonates with security. It is with some irony that Cisco has decided to reuse the term. Why ironic? For one, there is the idea among security folk that in reality, nothing is entirely safe. Why would Cisco sell intrusion detection if no intruders can, well…intrude? For those of you […]

January 6, 2016


We Hear You: Retail Security Should Be Simple and SAFE

Retailers are in the business to sell, not to be stolen from. And they don’t set up shop to buy security products from companies like Cisco. However, attackers who target retailers have discovered that it’s much more lucrative to shoplift virtually rather than physically. So even if you focus on security rather than selling, you […]

November 18, 2015


#CiscoChampion Radio, S2|Ep. 43. SAFE Simplifies Security

#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by Cisco Champions as technologists. Today we’re talking about SAFE Simplifies Security with Cisco Security Solution Architect, Christian Janoff. Get the Podcast