- Cisco claims the exponential spread of ransomware and cyber extortion underscores the need for improved security mechanisms.
- Cohesity engineers collaborated with Cisco technical teams to create the integration, which dynamically adapts data protection policies for a more assertive security posture.
Cisco Systems Inc. announced adding ransomware detection and recovery functionality to its extended detection and response solution, allowing for near real-time recovery of business activities following a ransomware attack.
Cisco unveiled its XDR service in April, offering visibility and deep telemetry over endpoints and networks. Adding ransomware protection is focused on eliminating the delay between the beginning of ransomware expansion and the snapshotting of critical corporate data. The enhancement is consistent with Cisco’s larger aim of a unified, artificial intelligence-driven, cross-domain security platform.
Cisco claims the exponential spread of ransomware and cyber extortion underscores the need for improved security mechanisms. The company created a resilient and open cybersecurity platform to combat these attacks to minimize harm and ensure continuous business operations.
The rise of ransomware was highlighted in a recent report from the Cisco Talos Incident Response team, which detailed how the team responded to the most ransomware engagements in more than a year in the second quarter. Cisco XDR’s increased capabilities, such as automatic detection, snapshot and restoration of business-critical data, are intended to respond to ransomware attacks in their early phases, mostly before lateral movement occurs via the network.
The networking giant’s gains are also said to go beyond internal enhancements, including crucial infrastructure, enterprise data backup, and recovery providers in third-party XDR integrations. One such instance is its recent integration with DataHawk and DataProtect systems of Cohesity Inc., a data management supplier.
Sanjay Poonen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cohesity, stated, “Cybersecurity is a board-level concern, and every CIO and CISO is under pressure to reduce risks posed by threat actors. To this end, Cisco and Cohesity have partnered to help enterprises around the world strengthen their cyber resilience.”
Cohesity engineers collaborated with Cisco technical teams to create the integration, which dynamically adapts data protection policies for a more assertive security posture. Customers can benefit from an accelerated response for data protection and automatic recovery due to the integration, which enhances Cisco XDR’s detection, correlation, and integrated response capabilities.