Cybersecurity has always been a top priority for business innovators, but hybrid work and a multi-cloud world have raised the stakes considerably. According to one recent report, the global cost of cybercrime reached an estimated $5.8 trillion in 2021. New ransomware attacks, supply chain intrusions, and increasingly bold state actors are all pushing cybersecurity teams – and firewalls – to their limits.
At the same time, the potential attack surface is changing, as environments and work styles evolve. Protecting your organization is a game of whack-a-mole because today’s infrastructures, applications, and users are no longer safely confined to data centers and offices, but scattered across multi-cloud, on-premises, and hybrid settings.
This means traditional approaches to security can’t keep up with today’s new threat landscape. So, security professionals are switching up their strategies, moving from point solutions and security posture to concentrating on security resilience. In a recent Cisco survey, 96% of executives say security resilience is a high priority. And Cisco Secure Firewall can help deliver.
Minimizing risk with technologies that work together
Engineered with security resilience in mind, a Cisco Secure Firewall works smoothly with other Cisco Security solutions sharing events, policies, user information, and threat intelligence. Among other features, Cisco Secure Firewalls are backed by our encrypted visibility engine which allows you to recognize encrypted threats without decryption, saving the complexity, privacy concerns, and performance impact of decrypting traffic for inspection.
So how does Cisco Secure Firewall fit in with your other Cisco solutions? It helps you protect your roaming users, applications, and data, and build not only security resilience but business resilience across your diverse hybrid environments. It also delivers much-needed visibility into encrypted threats across multi-vendor environments – something you can’t do with other point-product approaches.
In a recent study, a technical consultant who uses Cisco ASA Firewall at Zak Solutions for Computer Systems, said, “Cisco has multiple products – not just firewalls. The integration between other items provides a powerful end-to-end solution. It’s nice and easy,” the consultant for the 500+ employee company continued.
“There is one management system and visibility into all the features. Using the same product is more powerful than using multiple systems.”
Building a multi-dimensional approach to security
Security resilience isn’t based on one product or area of the network, it’s a coordinated approach that helps your business recover from challenging events faster. It’s about keeping your critical operations running smoothly, even when an incident happens.
But to truly achieve security resilience, you need multiple, integrated security solutions all working together harmoniously. And the firewall is the perfect foundation for a multi-dimensional approach to security.
Integration support is built deep into Cisco Secure Firewall. Working with your other Cisco Security solutions, Cisco firewalls can help you manage requests, orchestrate lead times, and keep things moving across clouds.
And with more risk and less time to handle it all, the Cisco portfolio was designed to cover every angle of security, managing billions of signals per day, and backed by real-time, global, advanced intel. So, whether you’re using Cisco Secure Firewall alone or with other Cisco Secure solutions, you’ll know: If it’s connected, it’s protected.
To learn more about how Cisco Secure Firewall can help you achieve the security you need for today’s dynamic world, visit cisco.com/go/firewall.