Tim Cook Appears Onstage at Cisco Live to Debut New Enterprise Security Partnership

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at Cisco Live in Las Vegas today, sitting down with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins to discuss the ongoing partnership between the two companies that has leveraged Apple's expertise in devices and apps and Cisco's strength in networking and enterprise tools.

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During the session, Cook argued that business customers who use the integrated Apple-Cisco ecosystem should be granted a benefit in the form of lower cybersecurity insurance premiums, reports Reuters.

"The thinking we share here is that if your enterprise or company is using Cisco and Apple, that the combination of these should make that (cyber-security) insurance cost significantly less," Cook said. "This is something we're going to spend some energy on. You should reap that benefit."

Cisco also announced its upcoming Cisco Security Connector program for iOS devices, launching later this year.

Expected to be released in the fall of 2017, the Cisco Security Connector is designed to deliver the deepest visibility, control, and privacy for iOS devices. The Cisco Security Connector offers organizations the most granular view of what is happening on enterprise-owned mobile devices and provides the best protection for users, anywhere they travel. With the Cisco Security Connector, businesses will now have the ability to meet risk and compliance requirements from auditors and ultimately expand iOS adoption in new ways. [...]

With the Cisco Security Connector, organizations gain the following:

- Visibility: Ensure compliance of mobile users and their enterprise-owned iOS devices during incident investigations by rapidly identifying what happened, whom it affected, and the risk exposure.
- Control: Protect users of iOS devices from connecting to malicious sites on the internet, whether on the corporate network, public Wi-Fi, or cellular networks.
- Privacy: Safeguard corporate data and users by encrypting internet (DNS) requests.

Cisco says it collaborating with insurance companies on "more robust policies" for customers taking advantage of continuous security monitoring based on technologies from Apple and Cisco.

Top Rated Comments

wigby Avatar
71 months ago
Insurance premium is higher as a result of iCloud breach that leaked celebrity nude pictures all over the internet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICloud_leaks_of_celebrity_photos
Except iCloud wasn't breached. Weak passwords were guessed or brute forced. That might not mean much difference to those few celebrities affected but there's a huge difference for iCloud's near 1 billion regular users.
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Avieshek Avatar
71 months ago
Give us Apple Wifi Routers! (Or don't kill them that is)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NinjaHERO Avatar
71 months ago
I feel like anything that increases security is good for us all. Even if this is just a few select users, hopefully it drives up the security demands on everything.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chucker23n1 Avatar
71 months ago
So Timmy thinks all enterprise needs is increased security?
No. He thinks that's a factor. And it is.

Apple will never be more than a minor niche in enterprise
iOS is a huge player in enterprise.

macOS is a major player in corporations like IBM and Google. You may have heard of them.

as long as they think forcing everyone to the latest OS is a good idea. Enterprise always has obscure old software that won't run on the latest but is essential to their business. Updating is something that has a major effect across the company and it needs to be up to their IT and management when it makes business sense to make the change.
This was especially true in the 1990s, and is increasingly obsolete thinking.

But with good ole Apple, when you keep your OS a few versions back it breaks compatibility with a whole bunch of apps just because Timmy says so. Not to mention, let's say I've got a shop running Mountain Lion that's been running fine for years and I need to add 20 new macs. I'd be completely screwed if I were running Apple.
Yes. If that's what you want, Microsoft is a more appropriate choice.

Guess what, though? Even Microsoft is moving away from that model.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Winni Avatar
71 months ago
You are obviously expert, maybe you can find job at IBM as consultant, and teach them that they are all wrong.. :)
check this in the meantime: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3131906/apple-mac/ibm-says-macs-are-even-cheaper-to-run-than-it-thought.html
And I wonder when we finally get the chance to read an article about IBM (Japan) and their Macs and what software they are actually using on those Macs. Does the software that they are using live exclusively in the web browser? Is it some Java app (of which IBM has written and released countless numbers)? It's another of those articles that throw around numbers about savings without substantiating that with any actual data or background information. (Not that it matters for such an advertisement piece of journalism.)

The IBM employee that I saw this morning on the ICE to Munich didn't know about those Macs that her company seems to champion for quite some while now - she was doing her PowerPoint with a fat IBM logo on it on a Windows machine. But, well. This is Germany, not Japan. It might take them a few more years here to catch up with the hype.
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jzuena Avatar
71 months ago
Can you link to that part of the transcript. I've looked at the article and don't see anywhere he's said that... Leading off with a statement that looks pretty blatantly false distracts from what might be meaningful content later in your post.
I was at the event and he didn't say that.
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