Cisco launches new offerings to improve security
Cisco is trying to build architecture in every business division where hardware, software and service collaborate to make it convenient for the customer. This architecture will essentially integrate Cisco’s Internet Of Everything concept with the cloud, data centers, mobility as well as security.(Image: Cisco.com)
Cisco enhances security throughout its extended network for better threat detection and control which will benefit enterprises and service providers in tacking threat-related security problems, in the rapidly expanding Internet of Everything domain.
Cisco promises new offerings
Cisco is proposing new offerings such as Any Connect featuring Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for VPN-enabled endpoints, FirePOWER Services Solutions for networks where dedicated security appliances are not feasible, and NetFlow for greater threat intelligence and visibility into network traffic flow patterns.
For service providers, Cisco launched the Security Identity Services and pxGrid Ecosystem for better threat detection, mitigation and overall security operations. Cisco estimates that the Internet of Everything market will be worth $19 trillion over the next decade, representing a $1.7 trillion market for service providers.
Security Key To Cisco’s Product Bundling
Cisco is trying to build an architecture in every business division where hardware, software and service collaborate to make it convenient for the customer. This architecture will essentially integrate Cisco’s Internet Of Everything concept with the cloud, data centers, mobility as well as security. This will absolve the customer of the responsibility of integrating various systems, enabling better and more secure delivery of services.
The four different tiers of suites
Instead of selling a number of individual products, Cisco bundles them into four different tiers of suites and markets them as Cisco ONE Essentials, Cisco ONE Foundational Elements, Cisco ONE Advanced Application Services and Cisco ONE Advanced Security Services.
Although aligned under the same Cisco Open Networking Environment developer platform for SDN, each of the packages serves distinct purposes and can be licensed out on a suite-by-suite basis.
Cisco continues to sell products on an individual basis to customers who prefer it, but the products themselves will assume less importance over time as it promotes bundled licenses instead.