Cisco to provide cloud security to Rackspace customers

Rackspace, a Texas-based cloud computing company has announced that it has made an agreement with Cisco in order to provide cloud security tools to its customers. And as a result of this agreement which will come into effect from next month, Rackspace will deploy high volumes of Cisco firewalls and will integrate them directly into its data center operations.

According to a recent annual Cisco cybersecurity report, companies are nowadays showing a lot of interest in hosting their apps and data on multi-cloud platforms as they offer better data security along with scalability and ease of use. But at the same time, moving workloads to multi-cloud environments is giving rise to new cyber threat vectors.

Rackspace wants to cut down the risks associated with cloud security to its customers by using Cisco Next Generation Firepower firewalls in its server farms. The company has already installed over 22,000 Cisco firewalls in place to protect its customers against all sophisticated cyber threats.

Coming to the modalities provided by Cisco Firepower, it is said to be industry’s first fully integrated and threat focused next-generation firewall which has the potential to stop threats of any range and helps detect malware earlier by shrinking time-to-detection from months to hours with quicker remediation.

From the past two years, Rackspace has deployed many of Cisco’s leading-edge security solutions to help its customers mitigate risks associated with cyber attacks. Now, integration of Firepower into its environment is said to provide Rackspace deal with security and complexities involved in multi-cloud environments with ease.

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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