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Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Effective security management made simple

Cisco Defense Orchestrator helps you consistently manage policies across Cisco firewalls and public cloud infrastructure. It is a cloud-based application that cuts through complexity to save you time and keep your organization protected against the latest threats.

Cisco named a leader

Forrester has named Cisco a leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Firewalls, Q3 2020.

Benefits of Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Simplify management

Centralize network security policy and device management.

Save time

Reduce time spent on repetitive security management tasks by up to 90 percent.

Strengthen your security

Clean up policies to close security gaps and achieve better, more consistent security.

Key features

Unify security policy

Manage security policy consistently across Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Cisco Firepower, Meraki MX, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) from a centralized console. 

Clean up configurations

Analyze policies and objects across security devices to identify errors and inconsistencies. Correct them in seconds to improve your security posture and device performance.

Deploy devices faster

Deploy new devices faster by creating standard policy templates. As you grow, new deployments automatically inherit the updated policies.

Simplify upgrades

Conduct firewall software image upgrades with just a few clicks and complete them in real time--or schedule them at your convenience.

Track every change

Every change made over time is continuously documented and viewable in the change log. Roll back to a last-known good configuration at any time.

Cisco Defense Orchestrator customers

Community college saves time, strengthens security

"Cisco Defense Orchestrator makes firewall builds, management, visibility, and auditing infinitely easier. Things that take 10 minutes in CDO take a day or more without it."

-Mike Muzinich, Senior IT Network Administrator, Los Rios Community College District

"From one control panel we’ve got everything from traditional firewalling to the more advanced next-gen firewall techniques today… coupling that with analytics and other platforms."

-Aaron Hackney, Principal Architect, Rackspace

Scott Bower joins us to show CDO's expanded management functionality now supporting Firepower and Meraki devices, in addition to ASA for policies, objects, and migration tasks.


The Security Choice Enterprise Agreement has never been so flexible. It's easy to manage to help you respond faster to security challenges.



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