Cisco Boosts Cybersecurity with XDR & Advanced Duo MFA Features

Cisco has unveiled its latest progress towards the Cisco Security Cloud, a unified, AI-driven, cross-domain security platform. The company’s new XDR solution and the release of advanced features for Duo MFA will help organizations better protect the integrity of their entire IT ecosystem.

Cisco Unveils XDR Solution for Simplifying Security Operations

Cisco has announced the beta release of its Extended Detection and Response (XDR) solution. The platform provides a turnkey, risk-based solution to simplify investigating security incidents, enabling security operations centers (SOCs) to immediately remediate threats. With Cisco XDR, security operations teams can respond and remediate threats before they have a chance to cause significant damage. The cloud-first solution applies analytics to prioritize detections and moves the focus from endless investigations to remediating the highest priority incidents with evidence-backed automation.

Beta Release of Cisco XDR Prioritizes Security Incidents More Efficiently

Cisco XDR prioritizes and remediates security incidents more efficiently using evidence-backed automation. The cloud-based solution analyzes and correlates six telemetry sources critical for an XDR solution: endpoint, network, firewall, email security, identity, and DNS. Cisco XDR leverages insight from 200 million endpoints with Cisco Secure Client to provide process-level visibility of where the endpoint meets the network. In addition to Cisco’s native telemetry, XDR integrates with leading third-party vendors to share telemetry, increase interoperability, and deliver consistent outcomes. Cisco XDR is set to be generally available in July 2023.

Cisco Improves Duo MFA with Advanced Features to Protect Against Attacks

Cisco is now offering advanced features in all editions of Duo to protect against multi-factor authentication (MFA) attacks. Every business needs three key pillars for its access management strategy: enforcing strong authentication, verifying devices, and reducing the number of passwords in use. Cisco is adding Trusted Endpoints to all its paid Duo Editions to enhance protection. Previously available only in Duo’s highest tier, Trusted Endpoints allows only registered or managed devices to access resources. Cisco is delivering the most secure, cost-effective, and user-friendly access management solution on the market, offering Trusted Endpoints alongside Single Sign-On, MFA, Passwordless, and Verified Push in the entry-level Duo Essentials edition.

Jeetu Patel, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Security and Collaboration at Cisco, said, “Cisco continues to ensure that ‘if it’s connected, you’re also protected.’ We are uniquely positioned to deliver integrated solutions that simplify securing today’s increasingly complex, hybrid multi-cloud environments without compromising user experience.”

The new Cisco XDR solution, combined with the advanced features in Duo MFA, offers organizations improved and simplified security solutions.

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