Cisco Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers

Cisco has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q4 2019, a report published by Forrester Research, Inc. The report is a leading analysis of vendors determining their product alignment to zero-trust security principles. Zero trust is the approach best equipped to secure increasingly hybrid environments and the mobile workforce, and protect users against targeted threats.

According to Forrester, Cisco “excels in Zero Trust with a renewed and targeted focus” and is “well-positioned as a prominent Zero Trust player.” Cisco received the highest possible scores in zero trust strategy, network security, people/workforce security, device security, visibility and analytics, and management and usability.

This recognition comes just 12 months after Cisco acquired zero-trust provider Duo Security, and demonstrates the return on Cisco’s ongoing focus and investment in its new Zero Trust offerings, built to secure the workforce, workload and workplace.

Forrester credits Cisco Zero Trust as the company’s driving security initiative, part of the security business-led evolution of Cisco to a more nimble, software and subscription-based strategy. Cisco is the largest security provider in the world by revenue.

According to Cisco SVP of Security Gee Rittenhouse and Duo Security, “In today’s modern work environment, where access happens everywhere, security is increasingly complex. With users, devices and clouds moving outside the traditional network, the perimeter has greatly expanded and created gaps in visibility – making organizations more susceptible to an attack. To reduce organizations’ vulnerabilities, Cisco has been working to build the most comprehensive and integrated security platform that covers customers whether they are working at headquarters, at a branch office or on-the-go.”