Those of you who attended Cisco Live last month would have seen Tim Cook and Chuck Robbins take to the stage together to announce a new strategic security partnership.
Two years on from their initial tie up, the latest development between the two tech giants appears to have manifested itself into a forthcoming software release called 'Cisco Security Connector’.
WHAT IS CISCO SECURITY CONNECTOR?
Cisco claims that CSC will deliver the deepest level of visibility, control and privacy there has ever been for iOS devices.
It will provide the same security functionality of Cisco Umbrella and Cisco AMP but within a single application, providing protection for users on corporately managed Apple mobile devices, regardless of where they are travelling and regardless of their connection type.
Businesses adopting CSC can expect the following:
Visibility: 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: Protect users of iOS devices from connecting to malicious sites on the internet, whether on the corporate network, public Wi-Fi, or cellular networks.
Privacy: Safeguard corporate data and users by encrypting internet (DNS) requests
HOW DOES THIS REDUCE MY CYBER SECURITY INSURANCE PREMIUMS?
Both Cook and Robbins spoke about their collaboration with leading global cybersecurity insurance providers, who in turn will be able to offer more robust policies and arguably reduce premiums for organisations running both vendor's technologies, through continuous security monitoring and more measurable reference architectures.
WHEN IS IT COMING AND HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
We’re told that the first release is likely to drop in Autumn, however, we’ve been working closely with the Cisco Security Business Unit to ensure we can demonstrate the technology and run beta trials prior to full launch.