Among the company's announcements at Cisco Live is a new security service edge offering.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

June 7, 2023

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CISCO LIVE — Cisco is creating more unification and integration across its portfolio, coupled with new offerings in cybersecurity and observability.

The IT giant unveiled a new security service edge (SSE) offering at its annual Cisco Live conference, which kicked off Monday. That announcement came alongside a new firewall series and enhancements to Cisco’s Cloud Native Application Security platform.

The vendor also unveiled the latest version of its Full-Stack Observability Platform, touting an increasing unification of different data domains. In addition, Cisco revealed how it will use generative AI to assist cybersecurity professionals. Generative AI will power both an automated policy assistant and an automated SOC assistant. The company also is making a point of highlighting the ways in which it is simplifying and integrating its network management platforms. Users logging in to the Meraki portal can access several other platforms through the same sign-on.

Above: Cisco’s Alexandra Zagury with Channel Futures’ James Anderson at the 2023 Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

Cisco executives are driving home the company’s emphasis on integration. Whereas IT platforms historically operated in silos and cybersecurity typically existed as disparate patchwork, those technologies are coming together respectively as customers demand a more simple experience.

Cisco is hosting Cisco Live in Las Vegas. Thousands of Cisco employees, partners and customers are attending.


Cisco’s Chuck Robbins

“We believe there’s huge opportunity ahead for Cisco, as we’re uniquely positioned to help our customers solve many of their biggest business challenges using technology. Whether security, connectivity, applications or sustainability, Cisco is the partner of choice to help our customers transform and adapt,” Cisco chair and CEO Chuck Robbins said.

Scroll through the 10 images above to see highlights from Cisco’s lengthy list of new solutions and capabilities.

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About the Author(s)

James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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