Collaborative threat defense

Disparate technologies with limited resources are creating gaps to seamless threat protection. Organizations must now transition from best-of-breed point solutions to a best-of-suite approach for more integrated, holistic threat defense.


Traditional security practices are unsustainable


security tools from 45 vendors


million unfilled security positions by 2022


percent of CEOs are reluctant to share incident information externally

Two trusted advisors: IBM Security 

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Break down silos and reduce complexity with a collaborative approach, self-deployed, or turnkey solution through IBM Security services.

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Feature-rich extensions and integrations that deliver security outcomes across the diverse threat landscape.

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Rapidly detect and respond to advanced threats with a drillable dashboard of key Cisco threat telemetry from a single pane of glass.

How do IBM Security and Cisco work together?


Cisco threat and network telemetry from more than 25 Cisco product families


QRadar security analytics and Watson™ AI engine

Identify and prioritize

Capture and classify threats for faster response

Orchestrate and respond

To prioritized incidents with Resilient

IBM Security and Cisco Managed Security Services

IBM’s Managed Security Services team, which manages security for more than 3,700 customers globally, works with Cisco to deliver new services aimed at further reducing complexity.

IBM Security X-Force, a smarter security solution to manage the 360-degree threat lifecycle and aligned to the NIST framework, supports leading Cisco products. 

Security teams can benefit from the global power of IBM Security expertise and innovation, along with capabilities of the Cisco product portfolio.

IBM Security Hub is aligned to Zero Trust Security, reducing WAN circuit costs by optimizing the routing of network traffic through SD-WAN with the Cisco Firepower platform sitting at the heart of the architecture.

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