- Global threat intelligence from Cisco Talos at its backbone, along with built-in sandboxing technology to quarantine and analyze unknown files.
- Continuous monitoring and shared analytics to detect stealth attacks. AMP for Endpoints records all file activity to monitor and detect malicious behavior.
- Visibility and a detailed recorded history of malware’s behavior over time – where it came from, where it has been, and what it has been doing.
- Users can then systemically respond to attacks across PCs, Macs, Linux, and mobile devices, removing malware with just a few clicks.
Still, that’s not the whole story. There are three legs to the security: Endpoint, network and cloud. Not by coincidence, the company has launched three security software suites:
- Threat Defense for Data Center
- Threat Defense for WAN and Edge
- Policy and Threat Defense for Access
That list essentially means Cisco wants to own end-to-end security, potentially squeezing point-product rivals in the market.
Enterprise, Midmarket or Small Business?
Generally speaking this feels like an enterprise play, with some midmarket opportunities as well. I don’t get the feel that Cisco will promote this in the commercial/small business sector.
Nor do I believe the company will try to integrate with PSA (professional services automation) or RMM (remote monitoring and management) platforms that so many SMB channel partners now leverage.