Cisco Multi-Cloud Security

Secure your data at every step with Cisco


Where and how people work has changed more in the last 12 months than it has in the decade prior. The applications we use to facilitate work, are evolving at a similarly rapid rate. On average organisations in 2020 supported 88 business applications – a 21% increase from three years ago1. On top of this, it’s also reported that 43% of your SaaS stack changes every two years2. That’s a lot of continuous change.

Change management and training shouldn’t be the only priorities in this scenario. With many applications no longer living in the controlled environment of your data centre or private cloud – instead residing with a SaaS provider – there are three key pillars needed to support this new way of working:

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1. Data backup

The traditional backup model of on-premises to cloud is being challenged, and flipped on its head. Today, you need to ask yourself, do I have the technology in place to backup a cloud application to my data centre, or out to another cloud?

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2. Secure access to data

Without the visibility and control associated with having applications residing in your data centre on LAN traffic, attention needs to turn to securing data in transit from device to application, wherever the application or user resides.

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3. Ongoing application performance

As workers return to the office and look to remain connected with their remote colleagues, can your network cope with the increased demand of cloud-based apps and video conference calls, and scale when needed?


To keep ahead of the pace of today’s organisational and technological transformation, you need business continuity, resilience, security, and performance.

This is multi-cloud connectivity with Data#3 and Cisco.

Cisco works anywhere that your data travels.


Powering multi-cloud network protection

Cisco’s comprehensive portfolio is built for today’s distributed workforce, ensuring your collaboration platforms, file management, project management tools, and other cloud services are fast and secure. There are four core solutions that deliver this:


Cisco Duo Security

Secure access to the cloud

Proactively reduce the risk of data breaches with zero trust multi-factor authentication. Cisco Duo provides a single policy that enables you to secure any type of application using your corporate data and applies it to your cloud infrastructure. In essence, Cisco Duo allows you to extend your security policies across multiple clouds so you can ensure all user devices are secure, whether managed or unmanaged, before providing access.

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Cisco Umbrella

Flexible and fast cloud-delivered security

Cisco Umbrella unifies secure web gateway, DNS-layer security, cloud-delivered firewall, cloud access security broker functionality, and threat intelligence into one powerful solution. Extend protection to devices, users, and distributed locations with an intelligent solution that blocks malicious domains, IP addresses and applications before connection to ensure a clean internet for your organisation.



Cisco SD-WAN

Minimise congestion and optimise application performance

Prioritise cloud traffic, strengthen your defences and resolve performance issues with the flexibility and control of Cisco’s SD-WAN solutionsCisco Meraki and Viptela.

Protect users, devices, and applications anytime, anywhere and a deliver an agile, robust network capable of keeping up with the demands of today’s distributed workforce. And with SD-WAN embedded inside Azure, Google Cloud and AWS, Cisco can deliver protection all the way to the application.



Cisco HyperFlex

Backup cloud data

Cisco Hyperflex allows you to know no boundaries with hyperconvergence from core, to edge and multi-cloud. The latest innovation with HyperFlex lies in Cisco Intersight, an IT Operations platform that treats your infrastructure like code, enabling you to deploy HyperFlex anywhere. Free for Cisco UCS and HyperFlex customers, ask us about setting up Intersight for your organisation.

When paired with leading vendors like Veeam and Cohesity, Cisco HyperFlex is the perfect cloud to on-premises backup solution to keep your data secure.

Cisco HyperFlex is based on a distributed, clustered file system that provides you with the storage you need without the overhead of a storage administrator.


Experience the Data#3 difference

As a Gold Certified Cisco Partner, Cisco Global Commercial Partner of Year (2020) and ANZ Enterprise Networking Partner of the Year (2020), Data#3 is uniquely equipped to help you overcome evolving workplace challenges to achieve your business objectives.

Secure your multi-cloud environment and build a resilient distributed enterprise today.

To learn how you can scale and protect your data and applications with Cisco multi-cloud connectivity solutions, contact Data#3 to speak to a specialist today or request your free trial of Cisco Duo, Cisco Umbrella or Cisco Meraki.



1. Okta. (2020). Businesses @ Work. [Online] Available at:
2. Blissfully (February 2019). 2019 Annual SaaS Trends Report. [Online] Available at:

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