Cisco announces Secure Application, offers expanded visibility and insights

Cisco announced Cisco Secure Application on the its Full-Stack Observability Platform, enabling organizations.

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Cisco announces Secure Application offers expanded visibility and insights

Cisco announced the availability of Cisco Secure Application (previously Security Insights for Cloud Native Application Observability) on the Cisco Full-Stack Observability Platform, enabling organizations to bring together application and security teams to securely develop and deploy modern applications. The latest release of Cisco Secure Application helps customers to securely manage cloud-native applications in addition to hybrid applications.

In the pursuit of providing flawless digital experiences, IT teams are finding themselves compelled to transition towards contemporary, decentralized applications. However, a recent study by Cisco reveals a concerning statistic: 92% of technologists worldwide acknowledge that the relentless drive for rapid innovation and adaptation to evolving customer demands has resulted in compromised application security during the software development process.


Many companies are currently facing security vulnerabilities and threats due to siloed teams struggling to gain visibility and prioritize vulnerabilities. This has resulted in larger attack surfaces and gaps in their application security layer. Consequently, organizations are experiencing an explosion of security incidents, which endangers customer data and the reputation of their business.

Cisco's latest offering, the Secure Application, is now available on the Full-Stack Observability Platform. This tool aims to help organizations secure their cloud-native applications by providing expanded visibility and intelligent risk insights across cloud environments. With this, businesses can prioritize and respond to security risks that can affect their revenue and reputation in real time. The ultimate goal is to reduce overall organizational risk profiles.

Cisco Secure Application integrates with Cisco’s industry-leading security products and enables customers to: 

  • Locate and highlight security issues across application entities, including services, workloads, pods, containers, and business transactions, and isolate them at speed. 
  • Prioritize issues with a business risk score that combines application performance data and business impact context from Cisco’s own Cloud Native Application Observability, with real-time vulnerability detection and security intelligence from Cisco’s security products, to identify which business transactions present the greatest risk. 
  • Accelerate response time to security incidents with real-time remediation guidance, complete with prescriptive actions to prioritize and address the most impactful security vulnerabilities. 

“Application security has never been a more pressing priority for businesses, and traditional vulnerability scanning solutions simply don’t provide the information that teams need,” said Ronak Desai, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Full-Stack OBservability and AppDynamics. “An organization’s ability to quickly assess risks based on potential business impact, align teams, and triage threats is entirely dependent on understanding where vulnerabilities exist, the severity of those risks, the likelihood they will be exploited, and the risk to the business of each issue. This business risk observability can help IT professionals understand and prioritize those risks and is uniquely delivered by Cisco. The availability of Cisco Secure Application on the Cisco Full-Stack Observability Platform is a critical next step in our commitment to providing customers with the tools they need to deliver unmatched and secure digital experiences across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.”