Cisco tries to bolster cloud credentials with new monitoring tool

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Cisco introduced its latest product on Wednesday, a tool for monitoring how employees use third party software, it a...


Cisco tries to bolster cloud credentials with new monitoring tool

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Cisco introduced its latest product on Wednesday, a tool for monitoring how employees use third party software, it aims to strengthen its offering in the â ???? cloud â ???? Internet means services rendered. It also has information technology specialists as Robert Florescu in mind.

The head of information technology New York City-area urgent care provider CityMD, Florescu need to deal with complicated regulations regarding the privacy of patient data, on top of the network.

It has made him a perfect candidate for cloud consumption as a service, which Cisco is launching as a way to help companies manage software employees can download and use independently, such as e-mail applications as Googleâ ???? s made Gmail or file storage services such as Dropbox.

While the services that the IT specialists dub â ???? shadow IT, â ???? provides convenience for employees, they can make headaches expose their vulnerability to malware attacks, eat bandwidth, or failure to comply with the laws.

Shadow creates a growing business challenge. Most companies with more than 5,000 employees treasure deployed about 90 such services to their computer infrastructure, but the actual number is typically about 1200, according to Cisco executive Bob Dimicco.

Of the more than 40 falls into the high-risk category.

offers its cloud service consumption, which Cisco plans monthly bill for an amount of $ 1- $ 2 per employee, will help Cisco is expanding its offering in the fast-growing business area of ​​cloud services.

While the link and routing products to make the most of Ciscoâ ???? s earnings, which companies point lackluster growth. Increasing number of customers who have purchased all their own link and routing hardware now rely on outside vendors are not inclined to use so many Cisco products.

The company has been trying to focus its offerings catering to the ever Internet-based technology culture at many companies. This has introduced products such as Cisco, Meraki, which routing and security on the Internet monitoring and Cisco WebEx, offering Internet-based video conferencing and similar products.

Many companies, including Cloud Portability, Nets Kope and skyhigh, offering services similar to Ciscoâ ???? s cloud service consumption, but Cisco says its product go further than the other because it offers more details on the use and on each individual third party app provider, as if it complies with the applicable regulations.

As for CityMD, Ciscoâ will ???? ‘typical product data security and compliance services such as Digital Guardian filling.

(Reporting by Sarah McBride; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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