Cisco drops Advanced Malware Protection for Networks into SD-WAN console

Cisco is deploying AMP for Networks in its Viptela SD-WAN console. (Pixabay)

Cisco has added its Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Networks into its software-defined networking-wide are network (SD-WAN) console to further beef up WAN security.

Source: Cisco

In a blog post , Cisco's Patrick Vitalone, who is a Cisco product marketing manager, said SD-WAN customers are now able to sandbox and block standard polymorphic and file-less malware across wide area networks with a few clicks on the console. AMP works with Cisco's Viptela SD-WAN technologies.

According to Vitalone, AMP for Networks in Cisco SD-WAN uses integrated preventative engines and signature-based antivirus solutions to stop malicious attachment and fileless malware before they can be executed.

With the software release of Cisco IOS-XE SD-WAN 16.11, Cisco SD-WAN customers using ISR router platforms gain access to security services backed by Cisco Talos threat intelligence.

In addition, Vitalone said Cisco's hardware SD-WAN platforms, such as the 1000 and 4000 Series Integrated Services Routers, are purpose-built and enhanced with proprietary, embedded defenses to provide SD-WAN connectivity and protection.

"AMP understands malware," Vitalone said. "Together with Cisco Talos, AMP imbues your SD-WAN branch, core and campuses locations with threat intelligence from millions of worldwide users, honeypots, sandboxes, and extensive industry partnerships.

"In total, AMP identifies more than 1.1 million unique malware samples a day. At the first sign of malicious behavior in your core location or branch, AMP in Cisco SD-WAN automatically blocks the threat and protects users across your entire WAN."

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