Elisity has introduced the Elisity Micro Edge, which expands the Cognitive Trust platform as a stand-alone application for Cisco Catalyst 9000 series switches, or as a virtual machine (VM) in the Cisco Catalyst 3850 series switching hypervisor.

It also provides the ability to continue to control the switching of the Cisco Catalyst 3850 series. With the Elisity Micro Edge, organizations can unleash the full power of their Cisco switches at lightweight, hosted by the central center-based zero trust-based platforms.

Cognitive Trust is an Elisity solution for cloud and cloud segregation based on user identity, applications, and devices, whether managed or unmanaged, in prem or cloud. It quickly brings value to you by providing real-time visibility across all network assets, and data flows to identify effective security policies.

“Elisity Micro Edge maximizes customer’s investments in their Cisco switches by turning them into intelligent policy enforcement points,” said James Winebrenner, CEO, Elisity. “It integrates seamlessly with existing user identity and device telemetry providers to provide unprecedented visibility and control. Customers can easily deploy explicit trust policies that protect the most critical enterprise assets from malicious lateral network traffic directly at the network edge without the hassle of installing additional hardware. Customers can now build and manage policies with ease and enforce them at the network’s edge, without the hassle and expense of installing and maintaining additional hardware.”

Edge safety is critical to today’s mixed-work environment, and Statista reports that there will be more than 75 billion IoT devices by 2025, significantly increasing the area of ​​attack beyond the range of business-owned equipment. With the Cognitive Trust, Cisco customers can set flexible and contextual policies for individuals, groups of individuals, or device groups and apply them everywhere throughout the organization.