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Security Integration: Bracing Businesses for Digitisation

By Albert Chai, Managing Director, Cisco Malaysia

Malaysia is already embracing an era of digitisation with people who are more connected, mobile and tech-savvy than ever before. They increasingly demand for services and capabilities that only digitally transformed organisations can offer.

However, cybersecurity is regularly cited as a top concern impeding this shift towards innovation and digitization. These companies have to adapt to the increasingly dynamic threat landscape as there is more data to secure and new attack vectors for malicious actors to exploit.

For example, in 2015, Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) found that close to 1.5 million unique IPs were infected by malware. This figure alone provides a compelling reason for businesses to take appropriate measures and keep their organizations secure.

To give businesses the confidence to pursue digital opportunities and enable growth, Cisco has made security a top priority. The introduction of our flagship Next-Generation Firewall and Security Segmentation Service marks a significant departure from the legacy approach to a deeper focus on threat defense.

Think of it as past generation firewalls being akin to protecting “homes” by securing windows and doors, whereas Cisco’s approach is to identify, detect and protect against potential burglars no matter how they try to gain access to a property.

In the last three years, Cisco has spent billions in strategic cybersecurity acquisitions and internal innovations, weaving this into an integrated architecture for customers. This enables business of all sizes to take the security everywhere approach – both embedded into the intelligent network infrastructure and pervasive across the extended network – from endpoints, enterprise networks, to the cloud.

Through these new offerings, Cisco provides customers an added edge by allowing them to innovate and capitalize on new technologies, while managing risk and improving resiliency.

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