Your data center is critical to the success of your business. It needs specialized, best-in-class security that doesn’t restrict its agility and performance.
The Cisco Secure Data Center Solution meets your needs. It delivers integrated protection and dynamic, intelligent control to defend against today’s sophisticated attacks. You gain:
- Flexible policy enforcement across physical, virtual, and cloud environments
- Rapid provisioning with full threat protection
- Next-generation software-defined networking (SDN) support with the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) integration
- Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance (ASAv)
The ASAv brings full ASA firewall and VPN capabilities to virtualized environments to help safeguard critical data center traffic.
- Cisco Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW)
Cisco NGFWs deliver a comprehensive, unified firewall policy, application control, threat prevention, and advanced malware protection from the network to the endpoint.
- Cisco Stealthwatch
Stealthwatch goes beyond conventional threat detection and harnesses the power of NetFlow for advanced network visibility, analytics, and protection for data centers.
- Cisco FirePOWER NGIPS
The Cisco FirePOWER next-generation intrusion prevention system provides multilayered threat protection at high inspection throughput rates with a low cost of ownership.
- Cisco Advanced Malware Protection
Cisco AMP is an intelligence-driven, integrated enterprise-class advanced malware analysis and protection solution offering breach prevention, continuous monitoring of malicious behavior, and rapid malware detection and removal.
- Cisco TrustSec Technology
Cisco TrustSec technology uses software-defined segmentation to simplify the provisioning of network access, accelerate security operations, and consistently enforce policy. It is embedded in Cisco switches, routers, and wireless and security devices.
Cisco Validated Design Portfolio
The Cisco Secure Data Center for the Enterprise portfolio contains a series of interrelated guides. They set out best practices for the design and deployment of data center security solutions. They are particularly helpful for security and system architects, network design engineers, advanced specialists, and customers who want to address today's advanced threats.
Cisco Secure Enclaves Architecture
Learn how to create a more flexible, functional, and secure application environment in the data center. This guide delivers a simplified, standardized, and trusted approach for the management of shared resources.
Guide for secure enclaves (PDF - 2.5 MB)
Cisco ASA Clustering with FirePOWER Services
This multisite clustering design brings application awareness and data protection to the data center fabric and network services. Application security and delivery are operational fundamentals. However, managing policies for application workloads is a significant challenge. This solution maps users to data center assets in a way that provides consistency, simplification, and scalability, plus advanced threat protection.
Guide for ASA Clustering with FirePOWER Services (PDF - 2. 44 MB)
Cisco Threat Management with NextGen IPS
This guide offers a comprehensive set of capabilities for a threat management system. It examines how attackers approach data centers and shows how you can integrate Cisco Firepower NGIPS appliances into your architecture. Design and implementation guides cover both inline and passive intrusion prevention systems.
- Design Guide for Threat Management with NextGen IPS (PDF - 3.77 MB)
- Chinese version (PDF - 4.5 MB)
- French version (PDF - 4.5 MB)
- German version (PDF - 4.4 MB)
- Japanese version (PDF - 4.8 MB)
- Korean version (PDF - 5.7 MB)
- Implementation Guide for Threat Management with NextGen IPS (PDF - 2 MB)
- Implementation Guide for Threat Management with Passive Mode NextGen IPS (PDF - 989 KB)
Cisco Cyber Threat Defense for the Data Center
Understand how to detect threats already operating in an internal network or data center. This solution uses network telemetry to provide pervasive visibility across the data center.
Guide for Cisco Cyber Threat Defense (PDF - 1.4 MB)
Cisco Virtualized Multiservice Data Center
The Virtualized Multiservice Data Center helps secure the Cisco Unified Data Center, which hosts mission-critical applications and sensitive data. Improve data center economics by unifying computing, storage, networking, virtualization, and management in a single fabric-based platform. This platform is designed to:
- Increase operating efficiencies
- Simplify IT operations
- Provide business agility
For more information, go to the Virtualized Multiservice Data Center page.
Lancope StealthWatch and the Cisco Secure Data Center At-a-Glance ( PDF - 282 KB )
Fitness Company Builds Secure Data Center
Molina Healthcare Customer Case Study ( PDF - 341 KB )
Secure Data Center Solution Spurs Economic Growth (Case Study) ( PDF - 1 MB )
Secure Data Center for Enterprise: Multi Data Center Sites Deployment of Cisco ASA Clustering with FirePOWER Services Design and Implementation Guide ( PDF - 3 MB )
Secure Data Center for Enterprise: Threat Management with NextGen IPS Design Guide ( PDF - 4 MB )
Secure Data Center for Enterprise: Threat Management with NextGen IPS Design Guide (Chinese) ( PDF - 4 MB )
Secure Data Center for Enterprise: Threat Management with NextGen IPS Design Guide (French) ( PDF - 4 MB )
Secure Data Center for Enterprise: Threat Management with NextGen IPS Design Guide (German) ( PDF - 4 MB )
Secure Data Center for Enterprise: Threat Management with NextGen IPS Design Guide (Japanese) ( PDF - 4 MB )
Secure Data Center for Enterprise: Threat Management with NextGen IPS Design Guide (Korean) ( PDF - 5 MB )
Secure Data Center for Enterprise: Threat Management with NextGen IPS Implementation Guide ( PDF - 1 MB )
Secure Data Center for Enterprise: Threat Management with Passive Mode NextGen IPS Implementation Guide ( PDF - 989 KB )
Data Center Security That Accelerates Your Business
Cisco Data Center Security Mitigates Risk When Transitioning to the Private Cloud ( PDF - 396 KB )
Cisco Secure Enclaves Architecture White Paper ( PDF - 2 MB )
Data Center Microsegmentation: Enhance Security for Data Center Traffic
Gain Visibility in the Data Center with the Cisco NetFlow Generation Appliance Guide ( PDF - 891 KB )
IDC Solution Brief: Assessing the Business Value of SDN Datacenter Security Solutions ( PDF - 458 KB )
IDC Solution Brief: Assessing the Business Value of the Secured Datacenter ( PDF - 423 KB )
Infonetics: Data Center Security Strategies and Vendor Leadership ( PDF - 269 KB )
Secure ACI Data Centers: Deploying Highly Available Services with Cisco and F5 ( PDF - 4 MB )
Securing Virtual Applications and Servers
Smart Business Architecture - Virtualization with UCS, Nexus 1000v and VMWare
Three Necessary Security Measure to Empower Data Center Transformation
Virtual Security in the Data Center ( PDF - 470 KB )