Presidio Augments Cyber Security Offerings with Cisco-Enabled Real-Time Threat Detection and Blocking

New York, NY—December 11, 2017—As cyber attacks intensify in size, scope, and sophistication, Presidio is strengthening organizations’ first line of protection with Next Generation Threat Defense (NGTD), a DNS resolution application that blocks cyber attacks in real time and provides total visibility across multiple platforms.   

“The perimeter of today’s corporation is expanding and complex—you have roaming laptops, cloud data storage, mobile apps like Salesforce and Office 365,” said Vinu Thomas, CTO, Presidio. “This puts organizations at a greater risk than ever of a breach. And many lack the staffing or resources for proactive monitoring, analysis, and response.”

Presidio NGTD changes this picture. Deployable within 30 minutes, this first line of defense is designed to proactively stop malware, phishing, and other attacks as well as callbacks to botnet command and control servers. It executes DNS translations in real time, with global NGTD cloud infrastructure that handles over 100 billion Internet requests a day.

NGTD helps our clients block threats from every port, using Cisco’s next generation firewall to maintain on-network, perimeter security and the Cisco Umbrella cloud security platform to protect devices like roaming laptops.

"As the threat-scape continues to expand, hiring skilled security practitioners has become a major challenge.  We believe that MSSPs like Presidio that provide security as a service are going to be an increasingly important piece in building an effective security posture.  We're excited that Presidio shares this vision and is joining the Umbrella MSSP program as an early adopter partner. Through offerings such as NGRM (Next Generation Risk Management) and the MSSP Umbrella program, Presidio will continue to be a leader in the security space,” said David Ulevitch, SVP/GM, Cisco Security Business.


One element of Presidio’s advanced security management

NGTD is one of Presidio’s many cutting-edge security technologies and services for commercial and public sector clients. The company’s Intelligent Security Command Center (ISCC) supports clients with vulnerability and patch management, 24x7x365 threat monitoring, and end-to-end event response. Through its Service Now offerings for incident workflow and asset management, Presidio employs Cisco solutions for managing logs and devices.

Presidio’s Next Generation Risk Management consulting services help clients identify and mitigate security risks and manage security across the full incident lifecycle. Presidio assists with governance, change management, configuration management, ISO 27001/2 compliance, and more.

“With Windows- and Linux-trained system administrators, network engineers expert in intrusion detection and prevention, security engineers that include certified ethical hackers, and NOC and ISCC incident analysts, our teams are capable of tackling the most sophisticated threats—now and in the future” said Vinu Thomas.



Presidio is a leading North American IT solutions provider focused on Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Security solutions. We deliver this technology expertise through a full life cycle model of professional, managed, and support services including strategy, consulting, implementation and design. By taking the time to deeply understand how our clients define success, we help them harness technology advances, simplify IT complexity and optimize their environments today while enabling future applications, user experiences, and revenue models. We serve approximately 7,000 middle-market, large, and government organizations across a diverse range of industries. More than 2,700 Presidio professionals, including more than 1,500 technical engineers, are based in 60+ offices across the United States in a unique, local delivery model combined with the national scale of a $2.8 billion dollar industry leader. We are passionate about driving results for our clients and delivering the highest quality of service in the industry. Presidio is controlled by funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO)


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