This blog was written & authored by Rob Tappenden, Technical Marketing Engineering Leader at Cisco
Simplicity. This was the key fundamental principle of Cloud Mailbox Defense that we introduced in our earlier blogs. So how did the first customers and partners to try Cloud Mailbox Defense (CMD) think we did? “We have tested dozens of solutions. Cloud Mailbox Defense is the first solution that is ‘as easy as it claims to be’. There are no hidden architecture requirements, no additional configuration step and no misleading claims” said Anthony Gates, EVP/GM Rhino Networks.
In case you are not familiar with Cloud Mailbox Defense (I’d encourage you to read through some of my earlier blogs) this is our new supplementary security solution that allows you to take command of your Microsoft 365 mailboxes. It’s a cloud native solution focus on three core principles.
Now simplicity may be the cornerstone of Cloud Mailbox Defense, but can a security product be too simple to be effective? After all, as more and more email moves to the cloud, some Gartner clients “report dissatisfaction with natively available capabilities” of their cloud email providers. That’s why it’s critical to blend this simplicity with 20 years of email security experience and the power of Cisco’s Talos threat intelligence, to give you a secure outcome you can see across all of your messages in your Microsoft 365 domain. To validate this, we have been running approximately three quarters of a million customer and partner emails through our solution per day to allow them to tell us whether we have realized our principles.
Just like simplicity, once again we’ve delivered. According to Craig Ouzounian from Chevron Corporation, “You get a full picture, that east-west visibility that we don’t have today.” This comprehensive visibility is combined with the power of Cloud Mailbox Defense’s cloud native search and triage. Brian Kang from SecurView stated, ‘I don’t even bother to run a message trace in Microsoft, I just do it right here [in CMD]’. CMD’s value isn’t only in its ability to provide additional security context, it also reduces administrative overhead.” Harry Singh from VOX Network Solutions highlighted that, “The speed and ease of use, compared with the Microsoft one, is a huge improvement. If I go into the Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection search, it takes forever. I use PowerShell because the search is so slow, it’s work. I can’t just do it on the ATP side.”
Visibility. Simplicity. Integration. Delivered on Microsoft 365 email. We said it and we meant it. That’s the Cisco Mailbox Defense reality.
Naturally we’re thrilled about the feedback we’re receiving from our customers and partners, but rest assured we’re not done. Cloud email expectations and the threat landscape continues to evolve at a phenomenal pace. Cloud Mailbox Defense has an exciting roadmap ahead of it, leveraging the power of the SecureX platform and the whole Cisco Secure portfolio to be the premier Cloud Email Supplementary Security product of choice for your needs today and the future.