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Cisco+ Secure Connect At-a-Glance

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Empower your hybrid workforce with secure connectivity for any device, any application, anywhere.

The accelerated shift to hybrid work has created new, exciting opportunities for many organizations: providing access to the best talent, breaking barriers to collaboration, and creating bridges for employees across time-zones and locations.

In addition, hybrid work has accelerated the adoption of cloud applications and services, increasing the importance of multicloud connectivity to improve capabilities and lower costs.

However, these transitions have also created significant challenges, including security and connectivity gaps, as well as unprecedented levels of network complexity that NetOps and SecOps teams could not have anticipated.

Organizations now require a solution that intelligently and securely connects their users to the applications they need, regardless of where they are located. These organizations now turn to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) to reduce complexity, bring security and connectivity closer together, and optimize experiences for users everywhere.

With over 30 years of experience in networking and security, and recognition as the leader in WAN edge and zero-trust security, Cisco is the trusted partner for your organization wherever you are on your SASE journey. SASE isn’t a one-size-fits-all initiative — and Cisco is uniquely positioned to meet your needs at a pace that is right for you with a complete secure access service edge portfolio.

SASE

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SASE

Cisco+ Secure Connect

Cisco+ Secure Connect is a simple, unified SASE solution that securely connects any user to any application, over any network, with an unparalleled user experience. It combines networking, security, and unified visibility with client and branch connectivity. The service is available as a turnkey, all-in-one SASE solution that is cloud-managed through a unified dashboard. Companies will enjoy a simple, secure, and agile hybrid-work experience that improves worker efficiency and productivity, while protecting users from known and unknown threats.

With Cisco+ Secure Connect, organizations can experience secure connectivity, simply. It is a great option for those who want to transition to a single subscription model where they can pay for what they need. No upfront investment or set-up required – just take it and go to everything you need for SASE now.

Cisco+ Secure Connect takes the complexity out of implementing a SASE strategy for your company. It provides a unified dashboard powered by Meraki – the industry’s leading cloud-managed networking solution. The clean and intuitive unified dashboard makes it simple to set up SD-WAN, remote access, and cloud security. And, the service is quick to deploy and simple to manage, saving your IT team time and improving employee experiences. Adding branch offices is a four-click configuration, and remote workers can either install and connect a simple endpoint software on their own, or access private applications through browser-based Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA). Cisco supplies the certificates and domain names for the clientless ZTNA, which greatly reduces configuration overhead. Notwithstanding this simplicity, the security technology comes from Cisco’s best-in-class technologies and capabilities, and your team will always have complete visibility and control of the entire SASE solution for a simple yet secure hybrid-work experience.

Benefits

      Deploy SASE with ease: subscribe to a single, unified SASE subscription that delivers multiple outcomes

      Simplify IT management: enjoy an integrated and automated turnkey secure-connectivity solution

      Optimize network performance: get the fastest, most reliable secure connectivity, enabled by Cisco’s next-generation visibility and insights through a unified dashboard powered by Meraki.

      Enjoy best-in-class security: connect to Cisco Umbrella, an industry-leading means to protect your users and your corporate network

      Improve branch performance: extend SD-WAN to the cloud and continuously optimize application performance

      Integrate zero-trust access: deploy clientless ZTNA to validate users for private application access

Use cases

Cisco+ Secure Connect solutions sustain hybrid work by solving two main use cases for customers.

Use cases

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Use cases

Secure remote worker – Securely connect remote users to company applications with secure access to the Internet, trusted SaaS applications, and private applications.

Secure edge – Securely connect branch locations to company applications and resources across the Internet, public cloud, and private data centers. Leverage SD-WAN fabric for optimized application experiences across locations.

Outcomes

      Enable hybrid workforce with a single solution for consistent secure access and user experience

      Increase worker productivity with connectivity anywhere and improved application performance

      Reduce security risk and maintain your security compliance requirements

      Lower IT spend with a simple subscription model and pay as you grow for SASE at your pace

Experience SASE and beyond

Experience SASE and beyond

SASE with Cisco for secure connectivity your way

Cisco has the right solutions to help you experience SASE your way. Cisco+ Secure Connect provides the ability to sustain a secure hybrid-work environment for your employees. If you move from a CapEx to an OpEx model as your company grows, secure connectivity will grow with you. Cisco+ Secure Connect allows you to pay for what you need as you need it. It makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of SASE today while also preparing for the future.

Learn more

To learn more about Cisco+ Secure Connect visit https://www.cisco.com/go/secureconnect or contact your Cisco account manager.

 

 

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