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Give your customers an adaptive security advantage

June 11, 2019

According to the 2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study by Ponemon, the mean time to identify a cybersecurity breach was more than six months (197 days) and the mean time to contain a breach was 69 days. The same study found that companies that contained a breach in less than 30 days saved more than $1 million compared with those that took more than 30 days to resolve.
 
The problem with many security protection solutions on the market is that they only focus on prevention. As soon as the attack breaks through or sneaks around their defenses, they're only programmed to focus on preventing the next attack. Cisco security solutions, on the other hand, use a threat-focused approach that gives service providers control across the full attack continuum, including before, during and after an attack. Partners can see how the system was entered, what was done and what they need to do to mitigate the problem. This is highly valuable, considering the majority of money spent on cybersecurity comes after a breach.
 
Detect threats other security products miss
Cisco’s ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) with FirePOWER Services is a family of network security devices designed to help channel partners minimize vulnerabilities and provide managed security service offerings to their customers. The devices incorporate firewall, IPS (intrusion prevention system) and VPN (virtual private network) capabilities in a single appliance.
 
Unlike traditional security solutions that often are siloed, labor-intensive and lack threat visibility, Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services offers an adaptive and threat-focused next-generation firewall, which includes Sourcefire’s next-gen IPS (NGIPS). It provides in-depth protection and shares telemetry and intelligence across the entire attack continuum. Additionally, its advanced malware capabilities identify and safeguard against emerging and unknown threats. The solution features integrated layers of security, such as intrusion prevention, firewall routing and switching, URL filtering, identity-policy control and VPN. Working in harmony, these features make it easier to detect emerging and unknown threats that other security products miss.   
 
One of Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services’ key differentiators is the Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center. From there, users can see client applications, operating systems, mobile devices, virtual machine-to-machine communication, VoIP phones, command and control servers, routers and switches, and malware. In addition to receiving far more information than other management systems, security automation reduces labor and cost to prioritize, tune and triage incident responses. Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services can be used for branch offices, internet edge sites or large data centers. 
 
Migrate to a Cisco NGFW in four easy steps
If you have a customer with a Cisco ASA stateful firewall, it’s a good idea to migrate them to a new Cisco FirePOWER next-generation firewall right away. Cisco has a FirePOWER migration tool that eliminates manually reconfiguring your new firewall, and it eliminates firewall downtime. To use the tool:
  1. Go to cisco.com/go/ngfw.
  2. Select “migration.”
  3. Download and launch the tool.
  4. Follow the wizard-driven prompts to complete the migration.
There’s even a step-by-step tutorial video if you need further assistance. Don’t let upgrade worries get in the way of your customers’ security. For more information, contact Ingram Micro Cisco security specialist, Collin Rauen.