Cisco Secure Data Center

Protect Your Data Center

Balance security with performance and agility in your data center. (2:34 min)

Cisco Data Center Security Accelerates Your Business

Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report

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Address Data Security Threats

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Visibility to Detect Threats

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Key benefits:

Ease of Provisioning

Deploy new, highly secure services in hours, not weeks. Take full advantage of the benefits of the Cisco ASA 5585-X Adaptive Security Appliance and Security Group Tags and reduce manual firewall rule policy management.

Maximum Performance

Get eight times the performance compared to competitive firewalls. Experience enhanced availability and resilience through shared virtual port channel and Cisco FabricPath innovations with Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches.

Actionable Security

Extend a chain of trust from the user to the application through Security Group Tags. Threats are blocked before they can disrupt data center services through Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solutions.

Cisco Data Center Security Products

Cisco Secure Data Center for Enterprise Portfolio

The Cisco Secure Data Center for the Enterprise is a portfolio of solutions that provides design and implementation guidance for businesses that need the best protection available to address today's advanced security threats.

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The solution portfolio covers a number of interrelated solutions that can help security and system architects, network design engineers, advanced specialists, and customers:

Cisco Secure Enclave Architecture

Create a more flexible, functional, and secure application environment within the data center. This CVD provides a uniform foundation that can help protect against compromise while delivering a simplified, standardized, and trusted approach for the management of shared resources.

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Cisco ASA Clustering with FirePOWER Services

This design–now updated for multi-site clustering–brings application awareness and data protection to the data center fabric and network services. Application security and delivery are key operational fundamentals in the data center; however, managing policies for application workloads has created a significant operational challenge. This solution leverages a new approach by mapping users to data center assets in a way that provides consistency, simplification, and scalability, plus advanced threat protection across the fabric.

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Cisco Threat Management with NextGen IPS

Provides a comprehensive set of capabilities for a threat management system. Taking a unique approach, the CVD examines how attackers approach data centers and illustrates how customers can integrate Cisco FirePOWER appliances into their architectures to defend against cyber threats.

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 deep and pervasive visibility across the data center to help security operators understand the how, what, when, and where of network traffic to identify suspicious and anomalous activities.

Cisco Virtual Multi-Service Data Center (VMDC)

Cisco Virtual Multi-Service Data Center (VMDC) helps secure the Cisco Unified Data Center (UDC), which hosts mission-critical applications and sensitive data. Cisco UDC improves the economics of the data center by unifying computing, storage, networking, virtualization, and management into 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 Cisco VMDC page.

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