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Cisco+ Secure Connect - Features

Features and Benefits:  

Feature 

Benefit 

 

Native Meraki SD-WAN  Integration 

 

  Easily connect your branch sites to Cisco+ Secure Connect with the built-in Native Meraki SD-WAN Integration for access to internet, SaaS and private applications. Leveraging the Auto VPN capability of your Meraki Secure SD-WAN Appliance at your branch sites for connectivity to the SASE fabric provides increased resiliency and intelligent path selection. This also enables the organization to implement consistent access and security controls across all connected sites. 

 

Clientless Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) 
 
 

 

 

Cisco+ Secure Connect enables least privileged access control to private applications without requiring any agent or client installed on the endpoint device. Administrators can easily assign access privileges for contractors and employees only to resources they need access to, without any lateral move capability. Administrators can configure posture profiles for endpoint OS type and version, browser type and version and geolocation information to be used in the access decision.     

 

Client Based Secure Remote Work  

 

 

 Cisco+ Secure Connect enables remote users to access private applications from anywhere through the Cisco+ Secure Connect fabric using a Cisco AnyConnect client. Identity based access control is possible using SAML authentication through customer’s IdP (Identity Provider). Endpoint posture is also evaluated, enables granular access control to private resources. 

 

Secure Internet Access 

 

Secure Internet Access provides safe access to the internet anywhere users go, even when they are off the VPN. Before the user is connected to any destination, Cisco+ Secure Connect acts as your secure onramp to the internet and provides the first line of defense and inspection with hybrid protection on the edge and in the cloud. Regardless of where users are located or what they’re trying to connect to, traffic can go through the fabric first. Once the traffic gets to the cloud platform, there are different types of inspection and policy enforcement that can happen, based on the security needs of the traffic.  

With Cisco+ Secure Connect includes a secure web gateway, cloud-delivered firewall, DNS-layer security, cloud access security broker, and data loss prevention. This robust security solution receives real-time proactive threat updates from Cisco Talos Intelligence, keeping your users secure while alleviating your IT Team from this tedious process. 

 

User Authentication 

 

 

 

 

Cisco+ Secure Connect enables customers to either bring their own SAML provider for end-user authentication to the service or use the bundled cloud identity platform for easy configuration of users and quick onboarding of the service. Cloud identity capability can be leveraged by customers who don’t have a SAML IdP configured or don’t want to use their existing SAML IdP for the user authentication to access the service. The cloud identity capability can be configured through a few easy steps from the Cisco+ Secure Connect dashboard or existing Meraki Cloud IdP configuration can be simply applied to the service with a single click.   

 

Unified Management 

 

 

 

 

 The Cisco+ Secure Connect management is handled through a single dashboard to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot the service. Configuration is simplified with guided flows and dynamic checklists. Monitoring of Users and Sites occurs in a single pane of glass which unifies security and connectivity indicators.   

 

Network Interconnect 

 

 

 

 

Network Interconnect provides intelligent routing between sources and destinations connected to Cisco+ Secure Connect. Any node connected to the Interconnect seamlessly gains access to any already-connected node, pending access policy- enforced in a hybrid way cross the edge and the cloud fabric. This drastically reduces the network complexity, providing a highly available network fabric with minimal setup and maintenance. 

 

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