According to Datanami, “like all big Internet security firms, Cisco collects data from its customers’ firewalls, IPSs, and security appliances so it can better understand and react to evolving security threats, such as zero-day vulnerabilities, spear phishing attempts, and other cybercriminals techniques”.
Instead of each customer analyzing its data and coming up with counter measure against hackers, Cisco looks at the data from all its customers to do the same thing. This way, a new technique used against one organization can be identified by Cisco which will update its software. All Cisco’s customers will benefit from the update.
Of course, analyzing all these data is no easy task :