AlgoSec Launches New App For Cisco ACI To Monitor And Assess Risk And Compliance Across The Enterprise Network

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 22, 2017 05:15 pm PST

First security policy management app on the newly launched Cisco ACI App Center, app complements AlgoSec’s full-scale integrated solution for Cisco ACI

Today at Cisco Live Berlin, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, AlgoSec, the leading provider of business-driven security policy management solutions, announced its new Connectivity and Compliance App for Cisco ACI, available on Cisco ACI App Center.

The new AlgoSec App assesses network connectivity, risk and compliance across the Cisco ACI fabric, directly from within the Cisco APIC user interface.

The AlgoSec for Cisco ACI App delivers key benefits including:

  • Identifies blocked network traffic and provides visibility into the security devices and their status across the network traffic route.
  • Updates the firewall policy in the event that network traffic is blocked erroneously.
  • Provides instant risk analysis for Cisco ACI Fabric alongside firewall security policies.
  • Delivers a detailed, audit-ready PCI compliance report for the Cisco ACI fabric.

“Managing security policies across enterprise-scale networks, requires a delicate balance between reducing the risk and provisioning connectivity for critical business applications,” said Ranga Rao, Director of Technical Marketing at Cisco. “AlgoSec complements Cisco ACI’s SDN infrastructure by extending ACI application policy model to security devices, thereby enabling companies to accelerate their data center application deployment and rapidly achieve the full potential of their Cisco ACI deployment. AlgoSec’s new App further supports this objective by making automation and compliance even more accessible from within the Cisco ACI APIC.”

The new App is an add-on to AlgoSec’s integrated solution for Cisco ACI, announced in June 2016. Cisco ACI reduces TCO, automates IT tasks, and accelerates data center application deployments, using a business-relevant SDN policy model. Through a transparent integration, AlgoSec complements the Cisco ACI architecture by extending and enhancing its policy-based automation to all security devices across the enterprise network, both inside and outside the data center to help customers maintain a strong security posture across their organizations. With AlgoSec’s visibility and unified security policy management capabilities, customers can now automatically process and apply security policy changes quickly, assess and reduce risk, help ensure compliance with all the leading industry regulations.

“Many of our customers rely on Cisco’s network security solutions and are in the process of adopting Cisco ACI as their SDN platform. These customers need to be able to holistically manage security across their entire environment to ensure security, compliance as well as business agility,” said Anner Kushnir, VP Technology at AlgoSec. “With both AlgoSec and Cisco taking an application-centric approach to security policy management, our partnership and this integration is very much aligned with both companies’ strategy and will greatly benefit our joint enterprise customers.”