Elastica becomes the only Cisco partner to provide new-gen, cloud-based security software that fits into a new market defined as Cloud Access Security Brokers.
Anytime a smaller, younger company trying to make its way in the cutthroat IT software and services business lands a key partnership with a respected elder, it’s a significant win.
Elastica, not the rock band by the same name but a newcomer in analytics-based cloud access and security, has forged a partnership with networking giant Cisco Systems to provide the networker’s customers with access to Elastica’s specialized cloud-application security.
Thus Elastica becomes the only Cisco partner to provide this new-gen, cloud-based security software that fits into a relatively new market defined by Gartner Research as Cloud Access Security Brokers. The agreement augments Cisco’s current security portfolio by providing its customers access to CASB services to address security and compliance risks associated with cloud application and services adoption.
The Cloud Access Security Broker space, according to Gartner, is No. 1 of the top 10 security technologies in 2014/2015. The researcher expects that in the coming year 27 percent of all enterprises will have more than half of their IT in cloud applications. By 2017, 33 percent of enterprises will be adopting cloud applications, Gartner has reported.

Elastica is now providing Cisco customers the CloudSOC portfolio, a new breed of cloud app security designed to help enterprises eliminate exposures of sensitive and regulated data, identify and thwart malicious activity, and achieve greater visibility into and control of their use of cloud applications. The agreement includes the entire Elastica product portfolio, including its Audit, Detect, Protect and Investigate apps, in addition to the Securlet line that targets specific SaaS apps.

Cisco and Elastica also will provide the following:
Shadow IT risk monitoring and controls: Elastica’s risk assessment enables IT professionals to gain a clear view of the security risks within their organization, and determine which applications should be embraced and which should be blocked. This solution will work with data from Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS), Web Security Appliance (WSA) and Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services product lines, providing in-depth analysis for each discovered cloud app. A Summary Business Readiness Rating is provided for each app detected, and executive level reports reveal the overall risk profile for the organization.
Visibility and control for enhanced network and web security: Elastica’s API-based Securlets complement Cisco CWS, WSA and ASA security packages by adding out-of-band visibility and controls to enhance network and web security.
Exploitation detection, protection and investigation: Elastica’s cloud app learning and event extraction product, StreamIQ, performs deep monitoring of risky transactions inside cloud apps used by enterprise employees. Elastica’s content classification, ContentIQ, classifies links and sensitive content moving in and out of cloud apps. These technologies power Elastica Detect, Protect and Investigate Apps that protect organizations against exploitations, account takeovers and malicious use of cloud apps in the enterprise.
Elastica’s CloudSOC solution will be included in Cisco’s global price list.

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