Solution Spotlight: Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewalls and Advanced Malware Protection

ciscoWill your data stay safe in 2017? In recent years, businesses of all sizes and across all industries have become victims of hacking and suffered data breaches. Cyber security threats will only continue to evolve and become better at exploiting vulnerabilities to gain access to private information, so keeping up with the latest solutions and strategies to ensure your stays data safe is more important than ever.

Changes in the tech world such as the rise in the use of mobile devices, the continued growth of cloud usage, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are also creating new security concerns. For example, Gartner has predicted that upwards of 25% of identified enterprise cyber attacks will be related to IoT by 2020.

Luckily, there are steps businesses can take to fend off threats like malware and reduce the risk of a data breach. In addition to taking precautions such as training your staff on basic security practices (e.g., not clicking on strange email attachments and updating passwords regularly), implementing high-quality security solutions can make a big difference when it comes to keeping sensitive information out of the hands of cyber criminals. If you’re looking to give your security efforts a boost, here are some offerings from Cisco you might want to consider.

Next-Generation Firewalls
The Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) offers a number of benefits from your business. It not only stops cyber security threats but also allows for faster malware detection and simplifies operations by consolidating security functions into one interface. If malware does manage to get through, the Firepower NGFW has the capabilities needed to track, contain, and bounce back from a cyber attack.

Additionally, the Firepower offers a range of other unique features, including the following:

  • Next-generation intrusion prevention system
  • Network analysis capabilities to identify weaknesses and recommend security policies
  • Ability to correlate threat events with network vulnerabilities
  • Integration with other Cisco network security solutions
  • Fully integrated advanced malware protection (AMP) solution

Advanced Malware Protection
As cyber security threats become increasingly dynamic, having up-to-date malware protection in place is more vital than ever for your business. Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) offers cutting-edge IT security by leveraging dynamic malware analytics and real-time global threat intelligence. AMP provides many benefits and useful capabilities, including the following:

  • Improved malware defense based on the latest threat intelligence
  • Quick threat detection, response, and remediation
  • Comprehensive protection for network, endpoints, servers, data centers, mobile devices, email and Web gateways, and virtual environments
  • Visibility into the origin and extent of a security breach
  • And more

If you’d like to learn more about Cisco Firepower NGFW and AMP, our expert team at Stratosphere Networks can help. We provide comprehensive Chicago IT support and services and can assist you in finding security solutions that will keep your business safe from threats like malware. Don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 877-599-3999 or emailing

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