Cisco Web Security enables organizations to fully capture the potential of the web as a collaboration and productivity tool while mitigating its risks, protecting users from malware delivered via the web while enforcing acceptable use and data security policies.
A multilayer threat defense protects users from malware, while Web Reputation and Outbreak Intelligence – powered by the Cisco Security Intelligence Operation – combine with multiple anti-malware engines to provide leading protection and accuracy against both known and zero-hour threats. As well, application controls provide visibility and granular controls over Web 2.0 and social networking applications.
The solution provides several business advantages, including predictable cost models, with flexible choice between opex and capex; improved user productivity enabling choice and mobility, reducing productivity lost to malware, and controlling how the web is used; the ability to securely enable social networking and media, bringing new marketing opportunities and improving employee retention while mitigating security risk.
In addition, the tool offers several technical advantages, including security accuracy as the Cisco SIO combines with multiple third-party AV/AMW signature engines; high performance/low latency provides best user experience; simple deployment, with choice of deployment options; reduction in complexity for distributed enterprises; reduction in management/maintenance requirements; consistent security and control for on-premise and mobile workers; and global policy changes in seconds.
Cisco Web Security customers have consistently reported a two to three times reduction in end-user malware infections when replacing a competitive solution.
Implementing consistent security for all users helps to reduce the number of malware-infected machines, especially for mobile users who might otherwise be outside of corporate policy and security measures. This helps prevent data theft due to malware, minimizes lost productivity of employees, and frees up IT resources.
Cisco Web Security enables organizations to improve employee retention by securely enabling the use of social networking and media. This can have untold benefits for the business in terms of employee retention and satisfaction.
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