Cisco announced that ‘Securing the Internet of Everything (IoE)’ will be a major focus for the company at the Internet of Things Expo 2015 (IoTX), which will be held from June 8–9, 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The company plans to launch an extensive range of security solutions for IoE for its Middle East customers at the exhibition.
With security and privacy as top concerns in the IoE era, Cisco will also highlight how physical and cybersecurity solutions need to work intelligently together to protect the networks, devices, applications and data that make up the IoE. The company will showcase its entire range of agile security solutions and capabilities for IoE as well as its recently launched Incident Response services at the niche technology event.
“With billions of new devices connected with the IoE, the attack surface has increased. The number and type of attack vectors are only continuing to increase as we continue to connect the unconnected, creating a daunting challenge for those responsible to defend the infrastructure. Now more than ever, organizations in the Middle East need to be able to implement dynamic controls to manage the pace of change of their environments and address security incidents. IoTX 2015 will be a perfect platform for Cisco to highlight the importance of a threat-centric agile security model in the IoE era and demonstrate how with the right security solutions and policies, companies could mitigate cyber security risks,” said Anthony Perridge, Security Sales Director, Cisco.
“As adoption of IoE strategies continues to evolve, maintaining a proper security posture will require security and network practitioners to rethink how the resources on the network are separated and improper or malicious communications between resources is limited or disallowed. The cyber and physical security solutions must also work together to produce comprehensive, actionable security intelligence in real time. This is imperative for ensuring that highly secure access is consistently maintained, proper policies are applied to protect valuable business data and intellectual property, limit lateral spread of malware, and inhibit reconnaissance in an environment. At IoTX 2015, we will be demonstrating our threat-centric security model spanning the full attack continuum: before, during and after an attack,” Mr. Perridge added.
Cisco provides a wide range of physical and cyber security solutions to meet the needs of both environments. With Cisco technology, organizations can employ consistent security solutions with centralized management across the extended network. At the same time, organizations can meet the specific needs of each environment with the ability to enforce differentiated security policies.
At IoTX 2015, Cisco will launch a new range of security solutions for IoE and promote its entire security portfolio, which includes Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services, Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) with AMP Threat Grid and its recently launched Incident Response Services.
Cisco is the lead sponsor of the Internet of Things Expo (IoTX) 2015. Apart from senior executives from the company, Security experts will be present at Cisco’s IoTX booth (#IoT-4) to demonstrate how organisations could mitigate cyber security risks in the IoE era.