Cisco Systems adds Tetration Analytics to its Cloud Security

Cisco Systems has announced that it has added new tools to its cloud security platform which help in dividing applications, identifying vulnerabilities and manage as well as analyze the app behavior process.

Technically speaking Tetration Analytics of Cisco was rolled out in 2016 and was aimed to monitor and analyze the data center issues using machine learning techniques. Now, with the addition of new security tools, users can better predict and take advice on potential security threats. The platform is said to use software to monitor and analyze workloads running on bare metal servers, virtual machines, and containers.

Apart from usual network traffic to create fine-grained security policies, Tetration is said to offer application vulnerability and behavior analytics to users via Cisco Talos Threat Intelligence Platform. Here the functionality goes on as follows- as soon as the new security tools identify software packages with known Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) it assigns high ranking to those vulnerabilities and starts identifying all servers that may be affected.

“For instance, if you have over 800 machines, out of the 150 of them might don’t have the right patches and so might be vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown attacks”, said Yogesh Kaushik, Director of Cisco Tetration Analytics division who was referring to the recently disclosed processor flaws.

According to Cisco, its Tetration Analytics software tool has the ability to enforce 10s of millions of whitelist policy entries across thousands of applications in a multi-cloud datacenter. Furthermore, the new security tool allows its users to test the impacts of a security policy even before it gets applied to cloud workloads.

Currently, Tetration Ecosystem has a couple of dozen partners and Cisco is planning to expand it to more security vendors and data center infrastructure providers by the end of this year.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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