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Get True Visibility with Cisco Secure Network Analytics and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) At-a-Glance

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Updated:December 21, 2020

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Get a 360⁰ view Get a 360⁰ view
Respond to threats faster Respond to threats faster
Secure a growing digital business Secure a growing digital business


Organizations are racing to reap the benefits of digitization, fueled by trends such as mobility, IoT, cloud, and advanced analytics. The key to these benefits is adapting networks to operate at digital speeds and keeping them secure against threats. When companies are confident about their security, they are able to innovate, adopt new technologies and develop new services.

Unfortunately, in a recent survey 39% of organizations have halted a mission critical initiative due to cybersecurity concerns. Even when people know their system is compromised, they don’t always know where it’s happening and how, making them susceptible to network abuse and insider threats.

Organizations need a solution that provides extensive network visibility enhanced by rich user and device details to speed up threat detection and response.

Only the combination of Secure Network Analytics (formerly Stealthwatch) and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) helps organizations get a 360° view, respond to threats faster, and secure a growing digital business.

Get a 360° view

Gain unmatched visibility and control with integration between Secure Network Analytics and Identity Services Engine (ISE).

      Continuously monitor, analyze, separate, categorize, and store host and user information from your network with Secure Network Analytics.

      Enable administrators to see details about each individual device – type, operating system, compliance status, connection method, geographical location and more with Identity Services Engine.

      Discover anomalous traffic in your environment. Applying context-aware security analysis to automatically detect anomalous behaviors, Secure Network Analytics can identify a wide range of attacks, including malware, zeroday attacks, Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attempts, Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), and insider threats.

      Know exactly when individual user behavior becomes suspicious. Secure Network Analytics enables admins to set their own behavior thresholds, once a user crosses the threshold it triggers an alert unditatius.


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Respond with rapid threat containment

No matter how advanced the security, some threats will still get in. The solution isn’t to build larger walls, it’s about speeding up the way you respond.

      Once Secure Network Analytics detects anomalous traffic, it issues an alert, giving the admin the option to quarantine the user. pxGrid enables Secure Network Analytics to hand off the quarantine command directly to Identity Services Engine.

      Admins can make a decision based on analysis, revoking users access and quarantining through Identity Services Engine them with a single click. Admins don’t need to modify or change the overall system policies in place because Identity Services Engine reassigns the access policy of the quarantined individual.

      Find the root cause of a breach with post-incident audit trails. Secure Network Analytics stores records of all network activity for months or years.

Respond with Rapid Threat Containment

Learn more

For more on responding to threats faster go to: https://www.cisco.com/go/rtc

Secure your growing digital business

To move forward with new initiatives or technologies confidently, businesses must know they can scale without creating new security issues.

      Stop thinking about security as an obstacle and provide a foundation for network segmentation for secure access and visibility.

      Enable admins to carefully control access to sensitive assets, know precisely when someone tries to access information, and extend that visibility to any new area of the network, environment or cloud.

      Add users, devices and business without compromising network visibility. Reduce the administrative burden of setting up new devices with constantly updating device profile feeds from Cisco Identity Services Engine.

      Scale the environment without creating blind spots. A deployment of Secure Network Analytics can process data from 50,000 flow sources at 6 million flows per second (fps) all while stitching and de-duplicating flows.

      Reduce the administrative burden associated with silo’d management sources. Network-wide flow is centrally displayed in the Secure Network Analytics Management Console. Easily integrate 3rd party technologies and services through a REST API.


A leading healthcare company uses Cisco Identity Services Engine and Secure Network Analytics to gain visibility and get ead of cyber attacks.




  Secure 500 sites and 250,000 devices across the network
  Gain visibility and control over network threats
  Meet HIPAA compliance requirements
  Network as a Sensor and Network as an Enforcer with Cisco Identity Services Engine and Secure Network Analytics
  Enforce network segmentation and user access control policies
  Deployed across all sites 6 months ahead of schedule
  Cut threat response time from days to minutes
  Ensured safety of information and compliance to HIPAA standards

Next steps

To learn more visit https://www.cisco.com/go/SecureNetworkAnalytics, https://www.cisco.com/go/SecureNetworkAccess




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