I simply returned from a brilliant thrilling AWS re:Invent 2022 convention extra satisfied than ever about how the “One Group” we’ve assembled — Cisco + AWS + Our Companions — is on the right track to unravel our mutual prospects’ most urgent challenges collectively. Our prospects wish to us to assist them notice their strategic priorities, navigate the financial panorama, and innovate like by no means earlier than. They depend on us to assist them hold their functions, workloads, and knowledge safe from unhealthy actors. They’re additionally asking us about sustainability. Cisco is dedicated to internet zero by 2040 throughout the worth chain — together with merchandise, operations, and provide chain — and Amazon is on a path to powering its operations with 100% renewable power by 2025, whereas additionally reaching net-zero carbon by 2040.
What’s One Group, you ask? It begins with the longstanding strategic partnership between Cisco and AWS. Lots of our prospects are the identical, and plenty of function immediately throughout on-premises and public-cloud environments. These mutual prospects need assistance to securely, quickly, and constantly join distant customers, distributed groups, functions, workloads, and knowledge throughout their hybrid environments, which falls proper into the Cisco + AWS joint worth proposition.
Nonetheless, assembly particular buyer outcomes typically requires extra companies and capabilities. That is the place our companions add distinctive worth as core members of the One Group.
Cisco and AWS share most of the identical companions, all who’re consultants in serving to our mutual prospects full the journey to optimally and securely function hybrid cloud environments. Our mixed treasure chest of expertise and companies allows us to be laser-focused on serving to our mutual prospects ship distinctive experiences that meet or exceed their final result goals, all whereas operating in hybrid cloud environments.
Talking of expertise, at this 12 months’s re:Invent convention, Cisco made 4 very thrilling AWS integration bulletins.
Amazon Safety Lake with Cisco Safe Firewall
Amazon Safety Lake routinely centralizes safety knowledge from cloud, on-premises, and customized sources right into a purpose-built knowledge lake saved in a non-public account, permitting prospects to construct a safety knowledge lake from built-in cloud and on-premises knowledge sources, in addition to from their personal functions.
Cisco Safe Firewall, then again, serves as a company’s centralized supply of safety data. It makes use of superior menace detection to flag and act on malicious ingress, egress, and east-west site visitors, whereas its logging capabilities retailer data on occasions, threats, and anomalies.
At re:Invent, we introduced the integration of Safe Firewall with AWS Safety Lake. By means of this integration, organizations will be capable to retailer firewall logs in a extra structured and scalable method. This permits prospects to extra simply analyze safety knowledge to get a extra full understanding of their safety posture throughout all the group. They will additionally use their most popular analytic instruments to conduct menace detection, safety investigation, and response whereas retaining management and possession of their safety knowledge.
AWS Verified Entry with Cisco Duo
AWS Verified Entry permits enterprises to allow native or distant safe entry for his or her company functions with out requiring a VPN. Constructed utilizing AWS Zero Belief guiding ideas, AWS Verified Entry helps prospects implement a work-from-anywhere mannequin in a safe and scalable method.
Cisco Duo offers multi-factor authentication, serving to prospects proactively scale back the chance of a knowledge breach. With the combination of Cisco Duo and AWS Verified Entry, prospects can leverage this service to retailer and handle digital identities. This mixed service permits buyer workers and different customers to attach with the sources they want, offering a method to handle entry and add or take away privileges, all whereas sustaining tight safety.
AWS Management Tower Account Manufacturing unit Customization blueprint with Cisco Safe Firewall DC Edge Safety
AWS Management Tower Account Manufacturing unit Customization offers entry to pre-defined customization blueprints which might be constructed and managed by AWS companions, making it simpler to create and customise new accounts that adjust to a buyer’s safety tips.
With the AWS Management Tower blueprint for Cisco Edge Safety, prospects can get an out-of-band surroundings with Cisco Safe Firewall that provides them the identical safety capabilities within the cloud surroundings as they might count on of their knowledge facilities. Utilizing this answer, prospects can provision custom-made AWS accounts in AWS Management Tower which might be enabled for community safety inspection use circumstances with Cisco Safe Firewall Menace Protection Digital.
Cisco AppDynamics enterprise transaction insights for cloud-native functions on AWS
Cisco AppDynamics Cloud offers observability instruments for cloud-native functions. At re:Invent, Cisco introduced enterprise transaction insights for AppDynamics Cloud, which allows organizations to realize observability over cloud-native functions correlated to enterprise context throughout all the hybrid-cloud surroundings. Enterprise transaction insights from AppDynamics Cloud make it straightforward for groups to look at functions the way in which finish customers expertise them, take motion to remediate potential issues, and optimize efficiency at velocity. This new functionality will initially assist cloud-native functions and digital companies operating on AWS.
Cisco has been a partner-led firm for many years, and we perceive that as improbable as Cisco’s merchandise and applied sciences are, companions have the key sauce value-add that delivers distinctive options to satisfy buyer use circumstances extra exactly. With this viewpoint, and particularly with the rise of hybrid cloud, Cisco’s partnerships with AWS and mutual channel companions proceed to get stronger, united as One Group and laser-focused on serving to our prospects exceed their final result goals.
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