Cisco unveils endpoint security platform

The announcement was made during Cisco’s annual partner Summit in San Francisco, USA.

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Cisco unveils endpoint security platform Scott Manson, cyber security leader for Middle East and Turkey at Cisco.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  November 14, 2016

Global technology provider Cisco has announced the launch of Cisco AMP for Endpoints, a platform that leverages the scale and capabilities of the cloud and the company's centric security architecture.

AMP for Endpoints combines prevention, detection and response into a single SaaS-deployed, cloud-managed offering. Adopting this cloud-based approach, the platform is able to collate and analyse data rapidly to end-users.

Scott Manson, cyber security leader for Middle East and Turkey at Cisco, said: "Cisco continues the relentless evolution of our security architecture from the network to the endpoint to the cloud. The AMP for Endpoints launch is a critical milestone. Customers now have the opportunity to simplify their endpoint security strategy, securing mobile users, servers and desktops by leveraging Cisco's threat-centric security architecture."

The platform's features included the latest global threat intelligence from Cisco Talos, improved visibility over networks in real-time, as well as boasting a more effective response. This is thanks in part to its architectural approach to security, which during testing by NSS labs, Cisco achieved a fast time to detection (TTD) with 91.8 percent of threats detected in under three minutes.

Shadi Salama, channel leader, Middle East Theatre, Cisco added, "Cisco's global partners are playing a strategic role in helping customers build and manage their security architecture. With a new endpoint security solution, partners have the opportunity to tap into a market that is growing rapidly at 48% per year.

"Through Cisco's differentiated approach to endpoint security and new security software consumption models, Cisco partners can create additional service opportunities and unlock recurring revenue streams."

Additionally, Cisco is also extending its software licensing program, Cisco ONE Software, into advanced security. To date, more than 14,000 customers, which include 91% of the Fortune 100, have purchased Cisco ONE Software.

Cisco AMP for Endpoints was announced during Cisco's annual partner Summit in San Francisco, USA.

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