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Cisco Secure Data Center

Modern data centers need a new security approach

Be proactive in protecting your data center with complete visibility, multilayered segmentation, and threat protection that follow the workload everywhere.

Cisco Secure Data Center solutions for...

Physical data center

Safeguard legacy applications and your most business-critical data with complete visibility and control.

Private cloud

Provide consistent, comprehensive security across virtual and physical resources.

Hybrid cloud

Implement real-time policy enforcement and visibility that follow the workload everywhere.

Public cloud

Ensure privacy and confidentiality with greater application visibility and control.



See everything, with complete visibility of users, devices, networks, applications, workloads, and processes.


Reduce the attack surface. Prevent attackers from moving laterally with granular control from the network to the individual application.

Threat protection

Stop the breach. Quickly detect, block, and respond to attacks before hackers can steal data or disrupt operations.

Defend Mars with the Secure Data Center solution

Defend the Mars data center against attack. Join the fun with this exciting gaming challenge.

Explore our products

Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

The industry-leading SDN (software-defined networking) solution provides agility and automation.

Firepower Next Generation Firewall

Virtual and physical NGFWs offer leading breach detection and prevention, plus security automation.


Stealthwatch brings scalable threat visibility and security analytics across the network and the cloud.


Protect your hybrid cloud workload with application visibility and segmentation.

Cisco Application-First Security

Bring security closer to your application so you can gain greater visibility and control to help reduce risk.

How to deploy

Best practices to keep your data center more secure.

Protect your business (PDF)

Learn how to secure business workflows against threats.

Automate security provisioning (PDF)

Create operational efficiency with flexible, integrated security

Zero Trust solution from Cisco

Zero Trust on a budget webcast

Watch Dr. Chase Cunningham, Forrester Research Principal Analyst, and Jeff Fawcett of Cisco outline how to adopt a Zero Trust Model.

Custom Zero Trust study

Read this Cisco-sponsored Forrester study on Zero Trust awareness and adoption.

Zero Trust, BeyondCorp, and CARTA

These names have all become industry buzzwords, and have inflated expectations. Learn how Cisco can help you begin your journey to trust-centric security.

Case studies

Cisco teams up with Rackspace

To help protect its customers’ hosted environments, Rackspace counts on Cisco firewalls.

A university runs its data center

The Victoria University at Wellington used Cisco firewall technology to build safeguards into its network.

This small IT staff has a big job: Protect customers' data and keep up with rapid expansion.

How Cisco IT deployed ACI

Discover how Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure helped deliver improved business performance.


Cisco services help you integrate technologies, migrate from other solutions, and optimize existing solutions, so you get the strongest possible security.

Expert advice

Cisco Secure Data Center experts share their best advice for building data centers with built-in security.

Maximize your investment (PDF)

Work with Secure Data Center Advisory Service experts to strengthen your data center security strategy.

Accelerate transformation

We help you devise and deploy the right data center and hybrid IT strategy.

For partners

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Looking for a solution from a Cisco partner? Connect with our security technical alliance partners.