ALSO Cloud Marketplace Enhances Cybersecurity Portfolio with Cisco Umbrella and Cisco Stealthwatch

Remote work has come to stay. As offices change and businesses transform, it is crucial to stop cyberattacks in a close collaboration of networking and security teams. This is why cybersecurity is one of the focus areas of the ALSO Cloud Marketplace. Now resellers can offer their customers flexible, fast and effective threat protection with Cisco Umbrella, the cloud-delivered network security and threat intelligence that protects any device, anywhere.

EMMEN, SWITZERLAND / ACCESSWIRE / October 1, 2020 / Cisco Umbrella combines multiple security functions into one solution. It not only blocks malware, phishing and inappropriate content, it also contains botnets before they can cause damage. This offers a fast and easy way to protect remote and roaming workers, secure direct internet access at branch offices, and control the use of cloud-based apps without the need for another appliance. By unifying multiple security services in the cloud, the use of Umbrella gives customers more flexibility, sharper visibility, and consistent enforcement.

Network transparency is also the goal of Cisco Stealthwatch. It uses machine learning (ML) to monitor customer networks using telemetry data from their own infrastructure. Complex threats can be identified, rapid countermeasures taken and critical data protected by intelligent network segmentation.

Cisco Umbrella uses the Global Network, Cisco’s own cloud infrastructure, and enforces security policies at the internet’s DNS layer with no added latency. It covers any device worldwide within minutes. Being a completely cloud-based service, there is no hardware to install or software to maintain, at the same time enabling it to stay up-to-date without admin intervention.

Cisco analyses a cross-section of the world’s internet activity to observe attacks being staged before they are launched. This enables the company to discover and often predict the internet locations related to advanced threats before endpoint anti-malware and network firewall vendors flag them as malicious. Umbrella blocks internet connections to these malicious locations over any port, protocol or app. On-network, any device can be used to provision Umbrella. The software can also be integrated easily with Cisco SD-WAN to secure networks and direct internet access. Off-network it is available for laptops using Windows, MacOS, ChromeOS, and supervised Apple devices that run iOS 11.3 or higher.

Cisco Umbrella and Cisco Stealthwatch are now available on the ALSO Cloud Marketplace.

Direct link to media release: https://www2.also.com/press/20201001en.pdf

Contact person ALSO Holding AG:
Beate Flamm
Senior Vice President Communication
Telefon: +49 151 61266047
E-Mail: [email protected]

ALSO Holding AG (ALSN.SW) (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of the ICT industry together. ALSO offer more than 660 vendors of hardware, software and IT-services access to over 110 000 buyers, who can call a broad spectrum of other customized services in the logistics, finance, and IT services sectors, as well as traditional distribution services. From the development of complex IT landscapes, the provision and maintenance of hardware and software, right through to the return, reconditioning and remarketing of IT hardware, ALSO offers all services as a one-stop shop. ALSO is represented in 23 European countries and generates total net sales of approximately 10.7 billion euros with around 4 000 employees in the fiscal year 2019. The principal shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at https://also.com

Droege Group

Droege Group (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment company under full family ownership. The company acts as a specialist for tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value. Droege Group combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family- equity business model. The group carries out direct investments with its own equity in corporate spin-offs and medium-sized companies in «special situations». With the guiding principle «execution – following the rules of art», the group is a pioneer in execution-oriented corporate development. Droege Group follows a focused investment strategy based on current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention, demography, specialization, future work, shopping 4.0). Enthusiasm for quality, innovation and speed determines the company’s actions. In recent years Droege Group has successfully positioned itself in domestic and international markets and operates in 30 countries. More information: https://droege-group.com

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