The strategy also includes a pxGrid ecosystem of 11 new partners that plan to develop products for cloud security and network/application performance management for Cisco's pxGrid security context information exchange fabric. The fabric enables security platforms to share information to better detect and mitigate threats.
Cisco says it is also expanding threat protection for service provider programmable networks. The Cisco Firepower 9300 Integrated Security Platformis purpose-built for service providers designed to scale security for increased data flows due to accelerated service demands and carrier-class requirements.
The company is also investing heavily in integrating its ASA firewalls with its Application Centric Infrastructure SDN, Goeckeler says. This will aid in automating the deployment of the integrated threat defense architecture, he said.
Cisco also says features such as secure containers will accommodate future security services and are currently supported, with additional capabilities planned for the second half of 2015.
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