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Enterprise Network Security

Security built in, not bolted on, the intelligent network

The convergence of security and networking enables organizations to leverage the intelligence and visibility the network provides to make more informed decisions on policy and threats.

Intent-based network security, the Cisco concept of security-and-network convergence, enables you to enlist the network to automatically determine what's new, what's important, and what's unusual to effectively address cybersecurity challenges.

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Features and benefits

Intent-based network security provides unprecedented security in the network.

Use automated access policies

Secure any user, any device, any app, anywhere.

Stop propagation of data breaches

Use dynamic context, not location, for segmentation.

Ensure fast regulatory compliance

Apply security parameters to thousands of locations from one interface.

Automate threat responses

Reduce time to detect threats and remediate incidents.


Intent-based network security is built on the intent-based networking (IBN) platform to align and optimize the network with security needs.


Continuous Visibility

Utilize continuous real-time insights to identify and resolve events faster. Identify who and what is on the network, how they are communicating, and determine risk profile and compliance.

Zero-Trust Access

Secure the workplace, workloads, and the workforce. Create logical segmentation of users, devices and applications, verify user identity, and assess device posture.

Constant Protection

Identify risks and vulnerabilities through automation. Build threat prevention, detection and response into, not on, every network device—from the WAN edge to the campus core.


Protecting digital healthcare against emerging cyber threats

With 300-plus care sites, including 12 hospitals, Sentara Healthcare provides a highly secure digital care environment using Cisco security. See full story.

Related network security solutions

Cisco Stealthwatch

Network visibility of all hosts and conversations

Cisco Identity Services Engine

Group-based policy for users & devices to trusted services

Cisco SD-WAN

Enforcement fabric from WAN to cloud edge

Cisco SD-Access

Enforcement fabric across wired and wireless access

Accelerate your security with services from Cisco Customer Experience

Confidently move to a secure, automated intent-based network with expert guidance, proven experience, best practices, and innovative tools.

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