Cisco Integrations

Integrate DDI into your Cisco networking and cybersecurity toolkit

BlueCat and Cisco deliver the fully integrated, automation-driven, security-focused network you’ve been working toward. It’s time to start using core DDI infrastructure to achieve your business transformation goals by bringing it into tools like Cisco ACI, Cisco DNA Center, and Cisco Umbrella that you use every day.

Tomorrow starts here with Adaptive DNS

Cisco Umbrella™

BlueCat and Cisco deliver a new level of context and actionable data which security teams can use to rapidly identify and mitigate threats.

How it works: BlueCat’s Intelligent Security platform uses lightweight, client-facing DNS service points to collect granular information about devices and user activity right at the network edge. As the “first hop” in any network query, BlueCat sends the source IP and additional client-level data to Cisco Umbrella so cybersecurity personnel can identify and mitigate threats quickly. BlueCat also allows administrators to apply security policies to the internal, “east-west” queries which represent 60% of all network traffic. These policies can be informed by the context of external “north-south” policies shared by Cisco Umbrella back to BlueCat.

Through integrations with Cisco ISE, Cisco ISRs, Active Directory, and other core network management elements, BlueCat delivers consistent policy across internal and external access points. Using the power of service points, these policies can be deployed anywhere, including the Data Center, Campus, or Branch, to deliver sophisticated LAN side services that facilitate internet breakout.

Key Benefits:

  • Find threats faster through rapid correlation of external threat data with source IP
  • Visibility and control over internal, “east-west” queries (around 60% of network traffic)
  • Cast a wider security net with enhanced threat intelligence
  • Reduce network costs and optimize SD-WAN performance by eliminating data center backhauls
  • Improve customer experience with fast, easy deployment – no matter what DDI solution is in place

Cisco DNA Center

Simplify network management with intent-based networking

Cisco DNA Center delivers the elegant, intent-based networking solution IT managers need to simplify their operations. Through an integration with BlueCat’s core DDI platform brings that vision of intent-based networking down to the infrastructure level. Leveraging a single source of truth for DDI data and BlueCat’s automation-friendly architecture, network managers can bring a new level of efficiency to their day to day operations.

Benefits include:

  • Reduce manual errors and downtime through automated validation of IP addresses
  • Manage networks efficiently with automated allocation and management of IP addresses
  • Reduce network complexity by managing the entire IP address workflow through a single platform

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Already using BlueCat? Download the DNA Center workflow for free today.

Cisco ACI™

 
Achieve automation efficiencies with BlueCat and Cisco ACI™

Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™), the industry’s leading software-defined networking solution, integrates with BlueCat’s enterprise-grade DNS automation platform so network managers get a centralized point of view that reduces the burden of managing complex DDI environments. Through this integration you can also share and synchronize subnets, IP addresses, and additional network information within the ACI fabric.

Key Benefits:

  • Enhance visibility by viewing DDI assets directly in Cisco ACI
  • Reduce manual data entry by synchronizing IP data automatically
  • Speed up troubleshooting by assessing your entire DDI infrastructure in a single view

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Are you a BlueCat customer? Setup the Cisco ACI integration today.

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