From complexity to simplicity: Enterprise security with Cisco SecureX4 min read . Updated: 22 Oct 2020, 08:04 PM IST
The key to robust enterprise security therefore lies in simplicity. And that’s exactly what Cisco SecureX brings to the table! SecureX is a cloud-native, built-in platform experience within our portfolio and connected to your infrastructure. It is integrated and open for simplicity, unified in one location for visibility, and maximizes operational efficiency to secure your network, endpoints, cloud, and applications.
Enterprise security comes with its own set of complications. Non-integrated, point solutions pose one of the biggest problems for security leaders of organizations worldwide. Enterprises sometimes end-up piling hundreds of different security tools and tech, which could ultimately lead to exactly the opposite of what was desired – processes become slower, more cracks are introduced, chances of error increase, and the enterprise becomes more vulnerable. The very purpose of having the best of breed Security products gets defeated!
The key to robust enterprise security therefore lies in simplicity. And that’s exactly what Cisco SecureX brings to the table. SecureX is a cloud-native, built-in platform experience within our portfolio and connected to your infrastructure. . It is integrated and open for simplicity, unified in one location for visibility, and maximizes operational efficiency to secure your network, endpoints, cloud, and applications.
"As a security professional today, you’re dealing with unprecedented challenges. You are in a constant struggle to reduce time to detect cyber-threat and reduce the time to remediate cyber-threat. When security products communicate and work together, you get better and less resource-intensive protection. The built-in Cisco SecureX platform combines to safeguard your network, users endpoints, cloud edge, and applications," said Vishak Raman, Director, Security Business, Cisco India & SAARC.
Challenges Faced by Modern Enterprises
Needless to say, cybersecurity threats are multiplying, becoming more varied and more complex day by day. Organizations are spending considerable resources to respond to known and unknow cyber threats. But they are overwhelmed with a slew of disconnected vendors and products. It’s getting harder for cybersecurity team to focus on the initiatives to support growing the business needs with point products. Here’s why:
• Architectural complexities due to lack of orchestration between technologies across multiple vendors
• Hidden context in multiple consoles with inconsistent alerts
• Slower processes due to outdated playbooks and broken scripts that require manual upkeep
• Limited resources due to talent and budget shortages
So, what should companies do? Rip apart and replace everything they have with a single vendor’s wall-to-wall portfolio? This could in fact defeat the purpose of having the best-of-breed products in your portfolio. Instead, Cisco SecureX allows you to build on what you have while empowering you to be better prepared for the changing needs of today and tomorrow.
Unified for Visibility
Enterprises dealing with large amounts of data and processes, often find their teams switching between consoles in case of any security threat. This results in delays and limited understanding of the bigger picture. Moreover, with a plethora of different, disconnected vendors, the challenge of integration multiplies. Lot of manual processes delays the very purpose of identifying the threat and mitigating it in time. A Gartner research says that 99% of firewall breaches occur not because of weak security but because of misconfigurations.
The platform provides unified visibility across all parts of your security portfolio – Cisco or third-party solutions – delivering metrics, activity feed and the latest threat intelligence. Moreover, with multi-domain threat hunting capabilities and managed threat assistance, enterprises can get alerts with detailed artifacts, targets involved and remediation recommendations.
Platform Approach for Simplicity
An open, portfolio-based platform that enables your solutions to work together is a must for mitigating exposure risks. This type of platform approach is unique in two ways. First, it natively integrates the portfolio’s back-end solutions with a unified front-end. Second, it enables other vendors’ technologies to seamlessly integrate with that front-end. A connected back-end architecture translates into a consistent front-end experience.
SecureX lets you build on what you have and advance your security maturity level using existing resources. A ribbon and a secure, single sign-on helps employees share and maintain the context around incidents in one location when navigating consoles. A customizable dashboard includes operational metrics, visibility into emerging threats, and access to new products in just one click. On top of that, aggregation and correlation of global intelligence helps accelerate threat investigation and response.
SecureX will deliver pre-built playbooks, and customers can also develop their own playbooks tailored to their own environment of Cisco and non-Cisco products.
Automation for Maximizing Operational Efficiency
If you’re not automating, you’re probably wasting a lot of time, effort and resources. Traditional enterprises lose a lot of time by engaging skilled employees in repetitive, manual processes. Automation can be brought in to handle several tasks such as sharing threat and trust context, and adapting network or application access for compromised endpoints. By identifying and blocking untrusted devices, you can respond to threats faster and prevent data breaches without getting in the way of business. The orchestration drag-drop canvas of SecureX allows enterprises to build their own workflow with no/low code, eliminating friction in the processes while automating routine tasks.
SecureS is included with every Cisco Secure products and with Cisco SecureX, you can:
• Reduce 85% in time to respond and remediate cyber threats
• Save 100 hours by automating the workflows and better collaboration across SecOps, ITOps, and NetOps teams
• Visualize the threats in half the time within your environment
Get started in 15 minutes, speed time-to-value and enable cost reduction. The threat response application accelerates threat investigations and incident management by aggregating and correlating global intelligence and local context in one view. From accelerating threat response with actionable insights, to increasing the efficiency and precision of your existing resources, to context sharing between teams for streamlining workflows, SecureX is a one-stop solution that allows enterprises to amp up their capabilities manifold. Enable your teams to act on alerts, harmonize policies, respond to threats, and learn best practices – unlocking value faster with a simpler, more consistent experience. Detect once and protect everywhere with Cisco SecureX.