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Cisco Advanced Malware Protection Case Study

Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company Limited

Introduction

This case study of Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company Limited is based on a March 2017 survey of Cisco Advanced Malware Protection customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Deploying AMP for Endpoints alongside other AMP deployments has helped my organization uncover threats faster and improve overall security effectiveness. "

“AMP for Endpoints has successfully mitigated all ransomware attacks within the last 2 years of deployment. It has also provided increased visibility across all of the endpoints and also reduces my response time to incidents down to hours. "

“AMP for Endpoints gives in a simple dashboard – without a lot of technical language – the threats, details, and actions that need to be taken. It also has the technical breakdown of threats and technologies for advanced users. It provides information about threats in a simple to understand manner.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Cisco Advanced Malware Protection:

  • Chose AMP for Endpoints for the following reasons:
    • Endpoint visibility into file activity and threats
    • Retrospective alerting to uncover stealthy attacks
    • Ability to quickly understand the threat and what it’s trying to do
    • Simple, easy to use management interface

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Cisco Advanced Malware Protection that the surveyed company uses:

  • Deployed the following in addition to AMP for Endpoints:
    • AMP for Networks (AMP on Cisco Firepower NGIPS)
    • AMP for Firewall (AMP on a Cisco ASA or NGFW Firewall)
    • AMP for Email (AMP on Cisco ESA)
    • Cisco Threat Grid

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Cisco Advanced Malware Protection:

  • Was able to do the following with AMP for Endpoints:
    • Improve security effectiveness
    • Prevent breaches
    • Detect threats faster
    • Increase visibility into potential threats
    • Remediate advanced malware
    • Accelerate incident response
  • Evaluated the following company prior to signing up with AMP for Endpoints:
    • Palo Alto
  • Prevented/Detected/Defeated the following with AMP for Endpoints:
    • Advanced malware or advanced persistent threats (APTs)
    • Ransomware
    • Malicious email attachments
  • Experienced improvements in the following areas after deploying AMP for Endpoints:
    • Breach probability and business risk
    • Executive confidence in the security of the organization
    • Investigation speed and/or quality
    • Visibility into endpoints, vulnerabilities, and threats
    • Time to remediation




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