Today's networks go beyond traditional walls and include data centers, endpoints, web and email gateways, virtual systems, and mobile devices. These networks and their components constantly evolve and spawn new attack vectors including: mobile devices, web-enabled and mobile applications, hypervisors, social media, web browsers, home computers, and even vehicles. The Internet of Things is exponentially increasing the number and type of attack vectors, creating a daunting challenge for companies and those responsible for defending the infrastructure.
Before, during, and after an attack
In addition, attacks are stealthier than ever. Evading traditional point-in-time technologies that only scan once, they infiltrate the extended network where they are difficult to locate, let alone eradicate. What's needed is pervasive protection across the full attack continuum - before an attack happens, during the time it is in progress, and even after it begins to damage systems.
Our threat-centric approach to security reduces complexity, while providing superior visibility, continuous control, and advanced threat protection across the extended network and the entire attack continuum. This makes it easier for customers to act more quickly before, during, and after an attack.
Cisco security innovations provide highly secure firewall, web, and email services while helping to enable mobility and teleworking.