As business transactions are pushed outside company walls, traditional security defenses to secure the perimeter are no longer effective. Users are now connecting from remote locations, and often without using a VPN. Branch offices are connecting directly to the internet, rather than backhauling traffic to the secure corporate network. This results in security teams having less visibility and control over their network than ever before.
Additionally, some enterprises have as many as 85 tools from many different vendors to address these security gaps. These disparate point solutions increase complexity and generate more security alerts than organizations can feasibly respond to with their limited resources. According to the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report, 44 percent of security alerts go entirely uninvestigated.
IBM and Cisco Security have teamed up to provide integrated solutions to address these challenges. The Cisco Cloud Security App integrates directly with the IBM QRadar Security Intelligence platform. This app leverages Cisco Umbrella, Investigate API, and Cisco Cloudlock to combine threat detection, cloud security, and advanced intelligence in a single dashboard.