DGAP-News: Cisco Releases Security Connector App for iOS
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SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/14/17 -- Today, Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) announces the availability of Cisco(R) Security Connector, thefirst security app designed to give enterprises the deepestvisibility and control over network activity on iOS devices, now inthe App Store.Apple has designed iOS to be secure from the ground up and to besimple, intuitive, and powerful for users. By using iPhones and iPadswith iOS 11 and Cisco Security Connector, customers can view andcontrol network activity and gain insight into traffic generated byusers, applications and devices. Several key Cisco customers trialed the Cisco Security Connector app.They reported benefits such as:-- Visibility: Helped ensure compliance of mobile users and their enterprise-owned iOS devices during incident investigations by rapidly identifying what happened, whom it affected, and the risk exposure.-- Control: Protected iPhone and iPad users from connecting to malicious sites on the Internet, whether on the corporate network, public Wi-Fi, or cellular networks.-- Zero negative impact to employees' mobile experiences.Workers and organizations are embracing the mobile workplace, with morethan 70 percent(1) of organizations providing enterprise-issuedtablets and smartphones. Organizations require visibility into whatis happening with the corporate data on their devices to meet riskand compliance needs.Cisco developed the Cisco Security Connector app on iOS 11 to offerorganizations fine-grained visibility into network access onenterprise-managed iOS devices. It offers security functionality fromCisco Umbrella(TM) and Cisco Clarity in a single app. It can bedeployed on enterprise-managed iOS devices using a mobile devicemanagement (MDM) solution such as the Cisco Meraki(TM) SystemsManager.'Ransomware and malware are spreading across the Internet andincreasingly targeting mobile devices. Together with Apple, we arehelping enterprises become the most connected, collaborative, andsecure businesses in the world,' said David Ulevitch, senior vicepresident and general manager of Cisco's Security Business Group.'With this app, we want to provide businesses with tools to meettheir security, risk, and compliance requirements.'Supporting quotes from Cisco beta customers:-- 'As one of the first enterprises in Germany to implement the first wave of Apple and Cisco solutions, we are pleased to adopt within our company and offer to our customers the next wave of Cisco's innovation with Apple -- the Cisco Security Connector app for iOS,' said Werner Schwarz, Vice President of Competence Center Security, Network, Communication and Smart Solutions, Cancom GmbH. 'The application was easy to implement and allowed us to add another layer of cloud security.'-- 'Our employees rely on their mobile devices to stay productive and to connect with customers. Unfortunately, every day mobile Internet threats are growing more complex, and so do the technologies to combat them,' said Mike McGlynn, vice president of Security Solutions, WWT. 'Cisco's new Security Connector app effectively brought us the same visibility into iOS as a desktop. We were able to operationalize Cisco Umbrella data simply. This new mobile application offers us a way to stay ahead and address these challenges.'The Cisco Security Connector app is now available to download in theApp Store, and by contacting your local Cisco partner or accountmanager. For more information about how Cisco and Apple areaccelerating mobile transformation in security, collaboration, andnetworking, visit www.cisco.com/go/apple. Additional resources:-- Blog: Now Available Cisco Security Connector App for iOS-- Website: Cisco Security Connect App(1) Cisco Solutions for Secure Mobile Devices.Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide technology leader that has beenmaking the Internet work since 1984. Our people, products, andpartners help society securely connect and seize tomorrow's digitalopportunity today. Discover more at newsroom.cisco.com and follow uson Twitter at @Cisco.Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks ofCisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Alisting of Cisco's trademarks can be found atwww.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are theproperty of their respective owners. The use of the word partner doesnot imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any othercompany.
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