Cisco’s SecureX Accelerates The IT Security Agenda

Cisco has globally availed the broadest and most integrated cloud-native security platform, integrated with all Cisco Security products, to...


Cisco’s SecureX Accelerates The IT Security Agenda

Cisco has globally availed the broadest and most integrated cloud-native security platform, integrated with all Cisco Security products, to simplify and enhance the way customers manage security.

Dubbed SecureX, it comes as organisations juggle to manage business and security challenges at an unprecedented scale due to the accelerated digital transformation and rise in remote working.

Cisco has a long-standing commitment to connect and protect its customers working from anywhere, on any device, and furthers its mission to unify and optimise its security portfolio. Managing an organisation’s security is a complex task, staring from keeping up with new business processes, tracking evolving threats to navigating a sprawling vendor landscape. Data from the C-suite backs this up.

According to Cisco’s CIO Perspectives 2020 Survey that was conducted on 1,300 global CIOs, the top two challenges CIOs reported to be facing are security and complexity. More than two-thirds of the CIOs reported being stretched too thin.


One-way security leaders are battling this complexity is with vendor consolidation. Newly released data from Cisco’s 2020 CISO Benchmark Report revealed that when dealing with a cyberattack, organisations with more security vendors experienced longer downtime, higher costs, and more breached records.

To address current and future security challenges, SecureX connects the breadth of Cisco’s integrated security portfolio with customers’ entire security infrastructure for a consistent and simplified experience. It unifies visibility, enables automation, and strengthens security across network, endpoints, cloud, and applications. 

  • Unified Visibility: SecureX provides vital operational and threat metrics across the network, endpoint, cloud, and applications. With the SecureX ribbon feature, the platform is integrated into every single Cisco Security technology so customers can access platform capabilities seamlessly across all products. 
  • Automation to Increase Operational Efficiency: Customers can automate workflows across products from Cisco Security and third parties so they can focus on more impactful tasks. SecureX can save customers hours of manual work by automating threat hunting based on Cisco Talos threat intelligence and other intelligence sources.
  • Strengthened Security: SecureX threat response enables security experts to quickly identify impacted targets and remediate within minutes by correlating intelligence data from multiple intelligence sources and telemetry from the network, endpoint, email, cloud, and third-party products. 

Customers and partners have since its launch given feedback and testimonials as narrated below.

 “A platform approach like SecureX is the future of security at Mohawk Industries, said Michael Degroote, Infrastructure Consultant at Mohawk Industries. “It will make things easier, faster, and we will see much more going on in our environment than ever before. The automation and custom playbooks we have seen in SecureX will make a difference in a zero-trust environment and will improve security for our company even further.  We are looking forward to what SecureX brings to us.”


“One of the most important aspects as a CISO is to make sure I feed intelligence into other agencies,” said Mick Jenkins, Chief Information Security Officer at Brunel University. “The platform approach gives us excellent, superb stitching-together of forensic investigations.”

“The harmonised network security and collaborative platform is key when all teams can work together to solve a problem. You’re most vulnerable when you have silos,” said Collin John, Global Security Manager at Alvarez and Marsal. “This platform unifies visibility and taps into DevOps, SecOps, and even infrastructure.”

“We are seeing our customers consolidating the number of security vendors they work with and want solutions that are simple to manage and integrate with their existing security investments. Cisco has built a broad and strong portfolio of security solutions. With Cisco SecureX, this now makes it easier for us to show the value of multiple products working together,” said Bob Cagnazzi, CEO at Presidio. “We’re so excited about the opportunity this creates for Presidio to add services on top of the SecureX platform and further enhance our customers’ experience.”

“With SecureX we wanted to reimagine the way our customers experienced security by making it simple and automated,” said Gee Rittenhouse, SVP and GM of Cisco’s Security Business Group. “We knew this would be transformative for the industry, but we could never have predicted just how important this would be to security and IT professionals at this very moment. In this new and dynamic world, customers need a security platform that can protect employees wherever they work and meet the challenges of today and the future.”


In addition to the simplified experience SecureX brings, Cisco Security is also unveiling new enhancements and integrations to further secure the remote workforce, including:

  • Greater unified user and device protection through integration between endpoint security and MFA.
  • Customers can use cloud email with greater confidence. Cloud Mailbox Defense for Office365 provides complete email visibility (inbound, outbound, and internal messages) with context to strengthen protection against advanced email threats such as phishing, ransomware, spoofing, and spam.


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