Cisco releases security connector app for iOS devices

Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2018 by Christian Hargrave

Cisco announced the availability of Cisco Security Connector, a security app designed to give enterprises the deepest visibility and control over network activity on iOS devices, now in the App Store.

Apple has designed iOS to be secure from the ground up and to be simple, intuitive, and powerful for users. By using iPhones and iPads with iOS 11 and Cisco Security Connector, customers can view and control network activity and gain insight into traffic generated by users, applications and devices.

Key Cisco security connector app benefits are:

  • Visibility: Helped ensure compliance of mobile users and their enterprise-owned iOS devices during incident investigations by rapidly identifying what happened, whom it affected, and the risk exposure.

  • Control: Protected iPhone and iPad users from connecting to malicious sites on the Internet, whether on the corporate network, public Wi-Fi, or cellular networks.

Workers and organizations are embracing the mobile workplace, with more than 70 percent of organizations providing enterprise-issued tablets and smartphones. Organizations require visibility into what is happening with the corporate data on their devices to meet risk and compliance needs.

Cisco developed the Cisco Security Connector app on iOS 11 to offer organizations fine-grained visibility into network access on enterprise-managed iOS devices. It offers security functionality from Cisco's Umbrella and Clarity solutions in a single app. It can be deployed on enterprise-managed iOS devices using a mobile device management (MDM) solution such as the Cisco Meraki Systems Manager.

Ransomware and malware are spreading across the Internet and increasingly targeting mobile devices. Together with Apple, we are helping enterprises become the most connected, collaborative, and secure businesses in the world, said David Ulevitch, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Security Business Group. With this app, we want to provide businesses with tools to meet their security, risk, and compliance requirements.

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