Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) - Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle

Strengthening Cisco Products

The Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) is a repeatable and measurable process we've designed to increase the resiliency and trustworthiness of our products. Cisco SDL:

  • Uses industry-leading technology and practices
  • Applies across multiple operating systems
  • Adapts to Agile and Waterfall development methods
  • Is part of Cisco Product Development Methodology (PDM) and ISO9000 compliance requirements
  • Benefits customers who deploy high-quality products they can trust

While each Cisco SDL element helps maximize protection against a specific set of critical exploits, no single element can ensure a product is "safe." The combination of tools and processes introduced in all phases of the development lifecycle helps to ensure in-depth defense and provides a holistic approach to product resiliency.

Cisco SDL provides specific tools and processes to accelerate our development methodology and culture toward developing highly secure, resilient, and trustworthy products.