Over the next two years, organisations will transform their network for the digital era in increasing numbers. In fact 45% of organisations are expecting to already have digital-ready networks in two years – triple the number today. And no wonder. Cloud, mobility and IoT are placing unprecedented demands on the network. And that’s not even taking into account the threat landscape. Most IT leaders realise we need to change how we build, manage, and protect networks to keep up with the relentless pace of change.

With Digital Ready Networks, Cisco is reinventing how we secure networks for the digital era by embedding advanced security capabilities into a single network architecture

Effective Security Starts with the Network

Using the network to elevate threat visibility and enforcement is one of the key tenants of Cisco Digital Ready Networks. Today, Cisco is introducing three new technologies that embed security into the branch office infrastructure to provide greater protection to your business:

  • Umbrella Branch gives organisations simple, fast and comprehensive security at their branches by putting them in control. After activating the software on Cisco’s popular branch office router, the Cisco ISR 4000 Series, IT can apply content filtering and block malware, phishing, and C2 callbacks before these threats can reach the network—even when offices connect directly to the Internet.
  • Stealth watch Learning Network License extends Cisco’s market leading network as a sensor and enforcer capability for branch-level threat detection and response. The software resides on the Cisco ISR 4000 Series and offers new adaptive security anomaly detection technology. The solution works by analysing data only available on the network device to identify malicious traffic and instantly protect branch network from immediate threats.
  • Meraki MX Security Appliances with AMP and Threat Grid make it simpler than ever to deploy and manage advanced threat protection capabilities. This integration combines the streamlined cloud management of Meraki with best-in-class threat protection, enabling administrators to rapidly detect, contain, and remediate threats.

Cisco is helping IT customers navigate the journey to a digital-ready network by introducing a network readiness model. The model identifies the five key elements of network readiness: automation, analytics, assurance, security, cloud and IoT. This model builds out a customer’s journey across the five phases, with a new tool helping customers to assess their current state, followed by recommended steps to better guide their network transformation.

Let’s build the foundation to achieve extraordinary results.  So you can spend less time making things work and more time innovating to drive your business forward. Contact a Signal Alliance Digital Ready Network representative and ask how our service experts can help achieve your business goals.