Cisco Security Leader: 'There's Nobody Doing Anything Like This In Security'

At Cisco Live in Las Vegason Monday, Cisco unveiled its new Stealthwatch Learning Networks solution that executives say will disrupt the security technology marketplace.

"This is completely distributive technology," said David Goeckeler, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Networking and Security Business Group. "There's nobody doing anything like this in security."

Cisco obtained the Stealthwatch technology through its acquisition ofLancopelast year for $452 million. The technology provides context-aware threat detection and complex network forensics. Stealthwatch is being implemented into Cisco's ISR, enabling the routers to act as a security sensor and enforcer for branch threat protection. It allows businesses to detect and track anomalies in network traffic, analyze suspicious network activity and identify malicious traffic.

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"This is the ability to simply software upgrade your branch routers," said Goeckeler. "Unsupervised machine learning, distributed machine learning at huge scale across thousands of branches, simply with a software upgrade."