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Why Cisco Duo Security is Essential to your Organization

 2020/10/14   IT & Cyber-Security Solutions   1175 visit(s)


Cisco Duo security is a zero-trust platform that provides remote access solutions and authentications to protect existing IT infrastructure, making it easy for employees and contractors to gain secure remote access while working remotely. Duo’s trusted access solution is designed to protect all users, all devices and all applications both inside and outside the corporate network.

For Saudi organisations of all sizes they need to provide scalable security for personal data,. Cisco Duo Security reduces the risk of data breaches across your network and ensures trusted access to sensitive data, enabling you to prevent unauthorised access, data breaches and reduce the risk of attacks. 

The benefit to users is that Duo provides a secure single sign-on - a streamlined login experience that's backed by airtight information security.

Cisco Duo's Seamless Two-Factor Authentication

Two factor authentication or MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) allows you to proactively reduce the risk of a data breaches. By verifying users’ identities you can gain visibility into every device, and enforce adaptive policies to secure access to every application within your network. Clientless remote access for multi-cloud environments and remote workers is achievable with MFA and it is all managed through one single dashboard.

Based on individual users, you can individually configure each security policy and network access restrictions or freedoms to every one of your employees. Make informed decisions on restrictions by surveying client and customer activity on your network negating potential risks as soon as possible. For organizations of all sizes, Duo’s trusted access solution creates trust in users, devices and the applications they access.

The concern in not having Cisco Duo deployed is that your whole network becomes twice as vulnerable, malicious hackers have to break past two security barriers whilst in the meanwhile your Cisco platforms and IT manager can identify these threats and terminate them before they gain any access to your network.

Duo Security Integrations

Remote Access Security

Duo integrates with most VPN providers, making a strong user authentication as well as device health checks. This integrated solution provides security admins with the ability to enforce consistent user and device-based access policy for VPN access, therefore reducing the risk of breaches.

DNS Security

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that provides security at the DNS level of a network. Umbrella identifies malicious domains, IPs, as well as anomalies and predicts emerging threats. Umbrella provides first line of defence against threats whilst protecting logins into Umbrella which is critical to maintain the integrity of security infrastructure. Duo integrates seamlessly with Umbrella to provide strong user authentication and device security hygiene checks ensuring access to Umbrella is not compromised.

Cloud Apps Security

Duo’s integration with Cisco WebEx offers a number of ways to add two-factor authentication and flexible security policies to WebEx SSO logins. Duo Security layers strong authentication and a flexible policy engine on top of WebEx logins using the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 authentication standard. Duo is able to authenticate your users using existing on-premises or cloud-based directory credentials and requires two-factor authentication before permitting access to WebEx.

ٍShore Up Your Defenses with Cisco Duo!

If you're a Saudi business ready to strengthen your security posture with Cisco Duo, feel free to contact us and see how we can help you boost your cyber security to its highest levels.

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