Cisco introduces latest next-generation firewall

NGFW platform and new security segmentation service helps better defend against advanced threats

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Cisco introduces latest next-generation firewall Dabboussi: Industrialisation of hacking is putting UAE businesses on the defensive against adversaries that steal information for profit.
By  David Ndichu Published  February 18, 2016

Cisco has launched its first fully integrated, threat-focused Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW).

The NGFW is poised to mark a significant departure from the focus of legacy NGFWs on application control. By focusing instead on threat defence, Cisco seeks to help organisations better manage and minimize risk.

Cisco is also introducing the Cisco Security Segmentation Service, an advisory service that helps organizations create security controls that enhance compliance, breach containment, threat detection, content security and data loss prevention across their IT infrastructure.

Both offerings are aimed at protecting against bold and resilient threats from increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

“Attackers are getting bolder and coordinating their efforts. The industrialization of hacking is putting UAE businesses on the defensive against a growing group of adversaries that steal information for profit. In the last three years, Cisco has spent billions in strategic cybersecurity acquisitions and internal innovations to help stay ahead of the world’s most malicious attacks that threaten organizations. For businesses in the UAE to get real value and manage risk as they implement digital operational models, their security platforms need to integrate into the business and support growth opportunities. This means taking a threat-centric approach, with protection from the mobile endpoint to the cloud,” says Rabih Dabboussi, General Manager, Cisco UAE.

“The Cisco Firepower NGFW acts as a unifying platform, integrating Cisco and third-party security solutions for increased correlation and context. The result is better protection, and faster detection and response to advanced threats. The Cisco Segmentation Service will help our UAE customers build a dynamic, resilient secure infrastructure to combat threats in real-time,” concluded Dabboussi.

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