This week, Cisco announced a Security Everywhere strategy for the “cloud, network and endpoints” to help organizations ensure the security of mission critical applications and workloads. Cisco’s multivalent strategy includes Cisco Cloud Access Security to deliver security analytics and data protection for cloud-based infrastructures in collaboration with technology from Skyhigh Networks and Elastica. Elastica and Cisco have moved beyond the reseller agreement they announced in April of 2015 to a product integration between Cisco’s Cloud Web Security (CWS) and Elastica’s CloudSOC. The one click integration between Cisco’s Cloud Web Security (CWS) and Elastica’s CloudSOC radically streamlines and simplifies the ability of Cisco’s Cloud Web Security to take advantage of Elastica’s CloudSOC Shadow IT functionality for identifying and remediating usage of cloud-based applications within the corporate firewall or via authorized endpoint devices. The video clip below illustrates some of the synergies between Elastica CloudSOC and Cisco’s cloud security strategy and the corresponding elimination of the operational steps required to take advantage of CloudSOC’s ability to manage Shadow IT threats to an IT infrastructure.