As part of our strategy to enhance application awareness for SecOps practitioners, our new Secure Firewall Application Detectors portal, https://appid.cisco.com, provides the latest and most comprehensive application risk information available in the cybersecurity space. This advance is important because today’s applications are not static.
In fact, applications are continuously evolving as new technologies and services emerge. This dynamic space creates new cybersecurity challenges like continuous changes to application relationships and hierarchies. This unstoppable dynamic creates blind spots that often increases risk.
Secure Firewall users are entitled with their base license to Application Visibility & Control for:
The unique capabilities available in Secure Firewall Application Detectors provide insight into application protocols such as:
In addition, you can leverage the relevant application data available within the portal to write and tune effective security policies based on specific application identification fields. For each application listed, the user can find the following details distributed across six fields:
Furthermore, the new Secure Firewall Application Detectors website offers web application sorting capabilities, providing insight on relationship/hierarchy between applications and an intuitive advanced searching engine using any of these existing fields, or the simplicity and flexibility provided by keyword searching.
The new site is publicly available from any device with internet browsing capabilities, and assists users with rapid identification of web applications as key artifacts leveraged for security operations use cases such as:
Cisco Secure Firewall Application Visibility and Control is constantly adding application detectors through the Cisco Vulnerability Database (VDB). VDB is a central repository of known vulnerabilities, as well as fingerprints for operating systems, clients, and applications. The Secure Firewall Application Detectors website is powered by VDB and assists users in quickly determining if a particular application increases the risk of compromise.
The accuracy and maintenance of VBD is advanced by the new portal, as users can easily submit new application detector requests and add customized applications into the database, or even dispute the risk categorization of already registered applications. The submission request is easily accessible from the website.