As part of Cisco’s commitment to securing access for the network perimeter, late last year it added Duo Security to the Cisco family. Duo is a leading provider of unified access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud.
The increased sophistication of malware attacks, the rapid expansion of IoT, and the growing use of mobile devices to access enterprise and guest Wi-Fi networks is leaving even the best-equipped security teams struggling to keep up.
Part of the struggle is that existing security solutions are siloed and don’t integrate or share intelligence in a programmatic way. Security teams are also understaffed. The 2018 Cisco Annual Cybersecurity Report found that a lack of security personnel prevents many organizations from implementing new cyber capabilities – this can limit the ability to deploy, manage, and scale security solutions to combat the growing threat.
Consider one of the most exploited vulnerabilities in many networks – DNS blind spots. Currently, 97% of malware use DNS as part of the attack. However, most security teams (75%) don’t filter DNS traffic for malicious internet connections, hence the blind spot.
Good news! A new integration addresses this security vulnerability and solves the challenges of deployment and support – making your security team’s jobs a lot easier.
There’s a disturbing trend afoot when it comes to remote workers – 82 percent of them state that they do not use a VPN to connect to the company network. Gone are the days when desktops, laptops, business apps and critical infrastructure were all secured behind a firewall. With the rise of cloud-hosted applications, employees are using corporate-owned laptops to access Internet resources from both inside and outside the corporate network. In doing so, they’re effectively bypassing the corporate perimeter and creating new security risks for your organization.
Get Ahead of the Security Curve With Cisco Umbrella Protection
Many organizations find themselves unprepared for the risk that off-network users create for malware, ransomware and other attacks. As a Secure Internet Gateway, Cisco Umbrella provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet, wherever users go. Umbrella delivers complete visibility into internet activity across all locations, devices and users, and blocks threats before they ever reach your network or endpoints.