Cisco recently announced a set of new cloud-based services in its endpoint security portfolio, to address the challenges of Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) and their customers. The set of new solutions, packaged as Cisco MSSP endpoint security portfolio, provides service providers the security, visibility and control of customers without having to add any separate hardware.
These security solutions include Cisco AMP for Endpoints, Cisco Umbrella, and Meraki Systems Manager. They offer protection against advanced malware and threats.
“At a time when customers are moving to the cloud and struggling with requirements to improve operational efficiency, we’re partnering with MSSPs to ensure they can deliver comprehensive solutions with security, visibility and end point control,” said Gee Rittenhouse, SVP of Engineering, Security Business Group, Cisco. “Through flexible licensing models and an expanding portfolio, we address customer needs and the needs of our MSSPs to differentiate and grow their businesses.”
Cisco’s AMP for Endpoints will enable advanced malware protection at the point of entry, and further it will continuously monitor and record file activity, allowing no breaches and malware in the system.
Cisco Umbrella, on the other hand, will enable visibility to protect internet access on all networks, office locations, as well as mobile users. It blocks requests to malicious destinations even before a connection is established.
Whereas, Meraki Systems Manager enables MSSPs to manage, diagnose and monitor all mobile devices, such as iPads, Android phones, Macs, and PCs from a single place.
Additionally, the Cisco MSSP Endpoint portfolio includes a scalable business model which will help MSSPs to drive monetization of new services.
Cisco had expanded its multi-cloud product portfolio last year in November and had added a range of security solutions, enabling customers to see and control SaaS applications, secure cloud email, detect threats in public cloud, and stay safe while connecting to cloud.