Cloud Security

Cisco streamlines, upgrades its SASE bundle

March 31, 2021
Cisco's Secure Access Service Edge products may now be purchased as a subscription service, allowing for its solutions to be provided in an integrated package accessible through a cloud dashboard, Network World reports. Cisco's Security Business Group Senior Vice President and General Manager Gee Rittenhouse said the package encompasses the company's Viptella and Meraki SD-WAN software products, remote access components Duo and AnyConnect and its Umbrella network security solution. Experts say enterprises continuously seek integrated security packages in the market, as "[e]ighty percent of organizations want to reduce the number of security vendors and products to create a more integrated protection/incident-response," according to Gartner Research Vice President Peter Firstbrook. In addition, Cisco upgraded several of the package's components, such as Umbrella security's new remote browser isolation, data loss prevention and cloud malware detection capabilities; passwordless authentication on Duo; and a new single interface for threat detection and remediation for its SecureX cloud-based platform. The company also unveiled the new SASE Developer Center channel in its DevNet community with resources for developing SASE implementations that incorporate SASE's various components.
Jill Aitoro

SC Media Editor in Chief Jill Aitoro has 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. She also serves as editorial director at SC Media’s parent company, CyberRisk Alliance. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.

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