Cisco adds SaaS and Virtual Appliance models to Tetration workload protection


Cisco has announced two new models for its Cisco Tetration solution for data center and cloud, the Tetration SaaS and the Tetration-V.

According to Cisco, the two new Tetration models should deliver both faster deployment and pay-as-you-grow flexibility. Cisco Tetration automates application dependency mapping and whitelist policy generation and enforcement, providing insight into both network performance as well as cloud workload protection.

According to Cisco, the Tetration APIs enable IT organizations to create custom applications with access to Tetration data source, allowing both export and enforcement of policies generated by Tetration across SDN controllers and security devices.

The Cisco Tetration SaaS is a cloud-based solution for cloud-first and cloud-only organizations, and it is a fully managed model with benefits which include:

  • Workload protection features without any on-premises hardware requirements
  • Protection for on-premises, public, and private cloud workloads
  • Scalability up to 25,000 workloads
  • Data retention for months
  • Faster onboarding to realize the benefits of the platform quickly
  • Built-in high availability and disaster recovery capability
  • Service backed by world-class SLAs
  • Managed services provided by Cisco channel partners

For organizations that have fewer than 1000 workloads and/or use software-only approach, the Cisco Tetration-V is a software-only version which uses virtual appliance for smaller deployments. It provides one-click deployment and allows organizations to use their own server and storage infrastructure.

Cisco was quite keen to note that Tetration is also a core technology used in Cisco’s data center security and workload protection portfolio as it works with Cisco ACI and Cisco’s Firepower® Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS), Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), and Stealthwatch.

According to Cisco, the Cisco Tetration SaaS should be available in May 2018, while the Tetration-V is available now.

You check out full details on Cisco’s Tetration workload protection and all models over at Cisco’s dedicated Tetration page.


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