For users with sensitive data, Cisco is beefing up security. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) security offers malware protection and intrusion prevention for data center and cloud applications. The new program will be available in June.
Cisco’s ACI automatic policy feedback combines with FirePOWER threat protection services. FirePOWER augments existing ACI features such as policy segmentation and security service insertion.
Updating policies across the network is essential for cloud computing. To protect cloud data, the ACI program deploys application-specific security policies across multiple vendors’ security devices. Cisco emphasized that perimeter solutions are inadequate on their own, and that shared, multi-tenant clouds especially need data center security.