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New Training: Describing the Features of Various Cisco Security Offerings

by Team Nuggets
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Published on February 23, 2021

In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson explores the features and capabilities of the new Cisco security offerings. Watch this new Cisco training.

Watch the full course: Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies

This training includes:

  • 7 videos

  • 27 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introducing Cisco Security Platforms

  • Stealthwatch

  • pXGrid

  • Umbrella Investigate

  • Cognitive Threat Analytics

  • AnyConnect Network Visibility Module

  • Summarizing Cisco Security Platforms

How Cisco Security Platforms Can Optimize Your Workflow

Cisco security platforms integrate various operations, including vendor-specific functions and third-party products, to optimize operational efficiency. They do this by automating tasks and workflows that are repetitive so higher-quality outcomes can be produced more quickly.

Some of the advantages include simplified integration, improved visibility, a greater capacity for intelligence sharing, and more efficient automated workflows across applications, endpoints, networks, and the cloud at large.

Adopting security platforms produce numerous benefits. They can maintain business continuity by removing ad hoc process implementation and improve business security by reducing errors. Security platforms increase response speed to security changes while simultaneously decreasing operational costs. The overall effect is optimized operational efficiency and precision across the platform.

There are three basic types of security platforms:

  • security platforms based on a solution

  • security platforms based on a SIEM or SOAR

  • security platforms based on a portfolio

Examples of solution-based security platforms include endpoint protection platforms (EPP) and next-generation firewalls (NGFW).

Platforms that are based on security information and event management (SIEM) or security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) pull from a variety of sources to create a composite picture that facilitates threat intelligence and automatic incident investigation.

Finally, portfolio-based security platforms focus on integrating and scaling numerous products across a broad range of applications.

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