Cisco, the worldwide technology leader that securely connects everything to make anything possible, is launching Cisco Secure Application (known previously as Security Insights for Cloud Native Application Observability) on the Cisco Full-Stack Observability Platform. With this availability, Cisco customers can merge the efforts of application and security teams to develop and deploy modern applications securely.
According to a recent Cisco study, 92% of global technologists reported that the rush to rapidly innovate and respond to the changing needs of customers and users during the pandemic has come at the expense of robust application security during software development.
In other words, this pressure to innovate and meet the demands of consumers has introduced a larger attack surface to organizations, as well as gaps in application security due to siloed data and teams.
As a response to this growing threat to data security, Cisco Secure Application—now available on the Cisco Full-Stack Observability Platform—offers customers extensive visibility and intelligent business risk insights throughout cloud environments. This grants customers the ability to prioritize and respond to security risks in real-time, as well as reduce overall organizational risk profiles, according to the company.
“Application security has never been a more pressing priority for businesses, and traditional vulnerability scanning solutions simply don’t provide the information that teams need,” said Ronak Desai, senior vice president and general manager at Cisco Full-Stack Observability and AppDynamics. “An organization’s ability to quickly assess risks based on potential business impact, align teams, and triage threats is entirely dependent on understanding where vulnerabilities exist, the severity of those risks, the likelihood they will be exploited, and the risk to the business of each issue.”
“This business risk observability can help IT professionals understand and prioritize those risks and is uniquely delivered by Cisco,” continued Desai. “The availability of Cisco Secure Application on the Cisco Full-Stack Observability Platform is a critical next step in our commitment to providing customers with the tools they need to deliver unmatched and secure digital experiences across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.”
Cisco Secure Application integrates with Cisco’s variety of security products, offering the following capabilities:
- Identify and highlight security issues across applications—including services, workloads, pods, containers, and business transactions—and rapidly isolate them.
- Leverage a business risk score that combines application performance data, as well as business impact context from Cisco’s Cloud Native Application Observability, with real-time vulnerability detection and security intelligence from Cisco’s security products, to identify which business transactions present significant risk.
- Expedite response time to security incidents with real-time remediation guidance, accompanied by recommended actions to prioritize and address the most significant security vulnerabilities.
“The successful digital infrastructure must operate as a concert, not as a collection of separate products, providers, and people. This requires all components—from core to edge, from network to applications, from on-premises systems to public cloud and communications services—to work as one to deliver the best digital experiences,” said Mark Leary, research director at IDC.
“Cisco’s extensive domain experience across hybrid and multi-cloud environments and comprehensive full tech stack oversight positions the company well to help customers bring application observability, security intelligence data, and business risk observability together. Combined, they give customers access to the critical information they need to make smart decisions about their application security,” he concluded.
According to the company, the Cisco Full-Stack Observability Platform delivers contextual, correlated, and predictive insights that empower users to remediate performance issues with speed, optimize digital experiences, and mitigate against risk. The platform is vendor-agnostic, enabling it to utilize the power of Cisco’s full portfolio.
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