We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Video: Cisco sees new security role in cloud

A complete IT security rethink is needed for the age of cloud computing, according to Cisco System's vice president and general manager of Security Tom Gillis.

On Tuesday Gillis spoke at the Mobilize Conference in San Francisco. "In a world where your endpoint and your servers are now becoming ... you're losing control of your physical assets, where is that container and those policies, and where is that going to reside? In a network that no longer has a clearly defined beginning and end, where am I going to put those hooks and levers and controls? I have to put them in the fabric of the network itself."

Gillis warns that the transition to new security architecture may take five or ten years.

"We need to not just sort of make incremental improvements to that which exists today, to repackage that firewall you were talking about. We have to reimagine it. We have to step back and look at, what problem am I trying to solve?"

As consumer devices show up in the office, Gillis says workplaces need to build a security system that can handle them—from tablets to smart phones and whatever’s next.

Letting employees chose devices works for cisco, which started issuing macs three years ago.

"Here's what's interesting. We have about 50,000 employees. Of that population base, we've got about 10,000 Mac users. And the price of using a Mac is that it's self-supported. So after running this program for three years, the experience we have is that our cost has been reduced by 25 percent. We surveyed our employees, and end-user satisfaction is up 200 percent."

From the mission bay conference centre in San Francisco.

Video Source: IDGNS San Francisco
Article Author:
Video Category: News

Share this video


Most Popular Videos
5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best? play video

5 reasons why PCs are better than Macs: Mac vs Windows PC - which is best?

What is best: Mac or PC? Here we examine five key areas, and help you to decide if you should buy a Mac or a Windows PC or laptop. (Answer: get a Windows machine.)
watch video »

Why the Fitbit Charge is the best new activity tracker play video

Why the Fitbit Charge is the best new activity tracker

Thanks to call notifications and auto sleep tracking, the new Fitbit Charge is a great activity tracker.
watch video »

IDG UK Sites

Microsoft launches Office for Android: Check the system requirements first

IDG UK Sites

8 reasons you should start a blog

IDG UK Sites

Do we need to fight the government again over design and art education?

IDG UK Sites

Apple Watch release date & UK price rumours: Watch 'not confirmed' for April release in UK says...