Cisco Unveils Managed Threat Defense Service

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has announced Managed Threat Defense, an on-premises managed security service. Here's a complete breakdown of how Managed Threat Defense works.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

April 23, 2014

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Cisco Systems CSCO has launched Managed Threat Defense an onpremises managed security service
Cisco Systems (CSCO) has launched Managed Threat Defense, an on-premises managed security service.

Cisco Systems (CSCO) has introduced Managed Threat Defense, a managed security service that applies real-time, predictive analytics to detect attacks. According to Cisco, Managed Threat Defense is designed to provide protection against malware across customers’ extended networks.

While Cisco is offering Managed Threat Defense is an on-premises direct service from Cisco, the company added that Cisco partners also can resell this service through the Cisco Services Partner Program (CSPP).

“As data continues to move to the cloud, more people are accessing data via mobile devices, in addition to sharing data through social channels. Consequently, security has become our customers’ number one concern,” Bryan Palma, Senior Vice President of Cisco Security Solutions, said in a prepared statement. “Managed Threat Defense lessens the worry associated with protecting against a breach and allows Cisco and its partners to add value where customers need it most.”

Managed Threat Defense is a fully outsourced managed security service that consists of analytics, hardware and software to monitor, capture and analyze threats. Cisco noted Managed Threat Defense covers threat detection, confirmation and mitigation and provides remediation recommendations.

Here’s how Cisco describes Managed Threat Defense:

“We capture full packet-level data and extract protocol metadata to create a unique profile of your network and monitor it against up-to-date community and Cisco intelligence. Machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics are further used to detect behavior that stands out from normal network operations.”

In addition, Cisco said Managed Threat Defense includes:


About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

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