Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Experience effective firewall management made simple.

Cisco named a leader

Forrester has named Cisco a leader in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Firewalls, Q3 2020.

Benefits of Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Cisco Defense Orchestrator helps you consistently manage policies across Cisco firewalls and public cloud infrastructure. It is a cloud-based application that cuts through complexity to save you time and keep your organisation protected against the latest threats.

Simplify management

Centralise network security policy and device management.

Save time

Reduce time spent on repetitive security management tasks by up to 90 percent.

Strengthen your security

Clean up policies to close security gaps and achieve better, more consistent security.

Key features

Unify security policy and objects

Manage security policy consistently across Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Cisco Firepower, Meraki MX, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) from a centralised console.

Optimise configurations

Analyze policies and objects across security devices to identify errors and inconsistencies. Correct them in seconds to improve your security posture and device performance.

Deploy devices faster

Drive consistency and efficiency by leveraging templates for new deployments. Gain even more efficiency with low-touch provisioning for faster device deployments.

Simplify upgrades

Conduct ASA and FTD software image upgrades within three clicks, saving you hours.

Track every change

Every change made over time is continuously documented and viewable in the change log. Roll back to a last-known good configuration at any time.

End-to-end visibility

Leverages Cisco Security Analytics and Logging to provide high-fidelity alerts on threats such as C&C attacks, ransomware, DDoS attacks, cryptomining, known malware, and insider threats.

Optimise operational efficiency

Integration with other Cisco Secure solutions provides additional automation while reducing risk.

Cisco Defense Orchestrator customers

Community college saves time, strengthens security

"Cisco Defense Orchestrator makes firewall builds, management, visibility, and auditing infinitely easier. Things that take 10 minutes in CDO take a day or more without it."

-Mike Muzinich, Senior IT Network Administrator, Los Rios Community College District

"From one control panel we’ve got everything from traditional firewalling to the more advanced next-gen firewall techniques today… coupling that with analytics and other platforms."

-Aaron Hackney, Principal Architect, Rackspace

Recommended videos

Explore Cisco Secure Cloud Analytics remediation with Cisco Defense Orchestrator and SecureX.

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Watch a demo and discussion about managing ASA, Firepower Threat Defense, and Meraki firewalls. 

Watch a demo of Cisco Security Analytics and Logging and Cisco Defense Orchestrator. 

Scott Bower joins us to show CDO's expanded management functionality now supporting Firepower and Meraki devices, in addition to ASA for policies, objects, and migration tasks.


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