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Cisco Leverages Hadoop Big Data for Managed Threat Defense Service

In September of 2013, Cisco first revealed its intentions to launch a managed security services practice under Bryan Palma's leadership. This week Cisco formally announced the launch of its Managed Threat Defense Service as part of its managed security practice.

Palma is the Senior Vice President of Security Services at Cisco. He came to the networking giant after previously working in high-level IT security roles in the U.S. Secret Service, Boeing and PepsiCo. Palma told Enterprise Networking Planet that the entire managed security space is evolving.

It has evolved from a basic concept of managing customers' security devices and monitoring logs to managing the entirety of the customers’ security event lifecycle, from detection through to remediation.

"Part of this evolution is based on new consumption models, with vendor–owned assets or cloud and on analytics that are not just correlations but actual predictive statistical models," Palma said. "Many of the analysts that I’ve talked to call this MSSP 2.0."

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Cisco Launches Managed Threat Defense Service

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.