Cisco’s new network to detect malware threats in encrypted data


intent based network

Cisco launches a new ‘intent based network that will be able to detect malware when it’s hidden in encrypted traffic.

The company’s new network will allow businesses to solve the challenges in a time of increased connectivity and distributed technology.

Currently, network engineers manage hundreds of devices, but they expected to manage one million by 2020. Cisco has spent years researching and developing the technology to bring its new network to life.

Cisco says that, this is one of the most significant breakthrough in enterprise networking, and that the new network can anticipate actions, stop security threats and continues to evolve and learn.

“By building a more intuitive network, we are creating an intelligent platform with unmatched security for today and for the future that propels businesses forward,” said Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins.

Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA)

Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA) uses Cisco’s Talos threat intelligence to detect known attack signatures in all traffic, including encrypted data. Cisco says that maximum cyber-attacks hidden in encrypted data. Cisco claims to identify these attacks without decryption.

ETA uses Cisco’s Talos cyber intelligence to detect known attack signatures. Even encrypted traffic helping ensure security while maintaining privacy.

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Using big data, Cisco gathers from its existing networks to collect information on cyber threats. It then provides IT teams with the insights to spot anomalies and anticipate issues in real-time, using machine learning.

Ironically, Cisco has opted to use signature-based detection to identify threats, which have been criticized for their slow response times and falling detection rates versus polymorphic malware.

Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA) is a bundle of hardware and software that powers the new network.

Cisco’s new family of switches known as the 9000 series. These focus on the demands of mobility, cloud, the IoT and security. When buying these switches, customers will also be able to access the DNA software capabilities by subscription.

75 leading global enterprises and organizations, including NASA, Wipro, have already begun field testing the company’s next-generation networking solutions.