Spectrum Enterprise, a division of Charter Communications, Inc., has introduced Secure Access with Cisco Duo and Cloud Security with Cisco+ Secure Connect to its cybersecurity product portfolio. These two additions allow companies to offer safe and secure access to information and applications on private networks or public clouds to employees and other stakeholders.
The new cybersecurity protections are integrated with the company’s managed network services portfolio, which includes Managed Network Edge and Enterprise Network Edge solutions. Managed Network Edge and Enterprise Network Edge are modular, all-in-one platforms that simplify the deployment and management of an organization’s network.
While each platform offers slightly different features, both provide routing, SD-WAN, switching, security, remote access, and LAN options. Layering on Secure Access with Cisco Duo and Cloud Security with Cisco+ Secure Connect provides clients with the full protection of a secure access service edge (SASE).
Secure Access with Cisco Duo helps protect organizations from unauthorized access, credentials abuse, and account takeover. It allows IT teams to set access policies by user and device, regardless of location and applies a zero-trust approach to access management. Multi-factor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO), passwordless and risk-based authentication are key features. These capabilities help secure and limit accessibility to applications and resources and protect organizations from attacks using stolen or compromised credentials.
Cloud Security with Cisco+ Secure Connect provides an additional layer of cybersecurity protection when accessing public clouds. In an increasingly complex hybrid cloud environment, Cloud Security with Cisco+ Secure Connect utilizes a zero-trust approach to network access and provides a centralized, streamlined way to implement security priorities across every cloud location and device. The solution simplifies the way IT teams can protect their organizations against cybersecurity threats, including breaches, data loss, malware or regulatory violations.
Bob Schroeder, Vice President, Enterprise Data Product Management for Spectrum Enterprise, commented: “Our new security solutions, developed through a collaboration with Cisco, provide additional layers of protection and greater peace of mind for businesses that are leveraging cloud-first, remote or hybrid work solutions to grow their operations. These products offer additional support and expertise to help clients protect their businesses from the complex cybersecurity threats found in today’s working environments.”