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Centralize Security at the Branch

Don't backhaul web traffic. Save money on bandwidth costs with Cisco Cloud Web Security for the Cisco Intelligent WAN.

For highly distributed networks such as retail, manufacturing, and financial services, deploying and managing consistent security across the organization can be a daunting task. Ensuring that all offices have consistent security can take a lot time and effort, often requiring multiple appliances at each site.

Now you can overcome these challenges. Just re-direct traffic to the Cisco Cloud Web Security web proxy through two Cisco branch routing platforms: 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers and Integrated Services Routers Generation 2.

Cloud Web Security for the Cisco Intelligent WAN can redirect web traffic to the cloud through the Internet to accomplish three things:

  • Security in the branch
  • Lower bandwidth costs
  • Increased speed and performance of websites and applications

Security in the Branch

Cloud Web Security offers extensive security as a service (SaaS) in the form of a web proxy. It controls access to websites and specific content in webpages and applications as well as SaaS applications. Our advanced global threat telemetry network, run by the Talos group, continuously updates Cloud Web Security against the latest threats.

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) protects against malware and tracks file disposition over time to see where malicious files travel. Cisco Cognitive Threat Analytics scans web traffic for symptoms of an infection and addresses threats that bypass perimeter defenses.

Cisco Cloud Access Security provides protection for SaaS apps with SaaS visibility, extended granular control, and intelligent protection. And centralized management and reporting provide increased visibility into web usage and threat information.

Lower Bandwidth Costs

The Cloud Web Security for the Cisco Intelligent WAN solution allows for highly secure, direct Internet access (DIA). This means that any web traffic that does not need to be backhauled directly to headquarters can go straight to the Internet with the Cloud Web Security web proxy.

For example, when accessing workplace SaaS applications for daily activities, this traffic can go directly to the Internet instead of backhauling it to headquarters. As a result, the need to rent expensive, encrypted lines that push branch traffic back to headquarters can be much lower.

Increased Speed and Performance of Websites and Applications

By offloading the amount of traffic sent back to headquarters, business-critical applications at the branch office that rely on servers hosted at headquarters can experience improved performance. Furthermore, the SaaS applications needed to run your business can run faster when they run on DIA.

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