Cisco amps up network security with new cloud system and machine learning software

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins at Cisco Live 2016. Image: Cisco At the 2016 Cisco Live event on Monday, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins announced a new cloud policy management system and software to provide better network security for enterprise customers. The Cisco Defense Orchestrator is a cloud-based portal that connects on-ground infrastructure and pulls it into the cloud. The Defense Orchestrator allows for security policy analysis, policy orchestration and automation, as well as monitoring and reporting to simplify policy management from the cloud. “We’ve got this deployed with early customers. We find customers have different policies across their entire network,” Robbins said. The Orchestrator, however, will give them consistent security management from the cloud and allow users to react to emerging threats faster. “When you see a critical threat, you need…


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