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"We need to drive ML/AI capabilities into all parts of our business - it's vital to our differentiation in the market. Cisco has a unique and broad understanding of data that when coupled with ML/AI gives us the opportunity to fully unleash the power of the network, protect our customers and accelerate innovation"
- Ruba Borno, VP/GM, Cisco Managed Services

Recent technological advances have significantly improved the capabilities of machine learning and artificial intelligence (ML/AI) systems. As a broad category of techniques and solutions, ML/AI has found many appealing applications – from chat-bots in smart homes to personalized advertising in smart stores to self-driving cars in smart transportation.

Cisco is providing the foundation for digitization, securely enabling the Internet of Things, and bolstering human capability in the era of intelligence through ML/AI.

With our unique and broad understanding of data, we have the opportunity to fully unleash the power of the network, gain actionable insights, protect our customers, and accelerate innovation. ML/AI technologies are already playing a critical role in delivering the secure intelligent platform for digital business.

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Our products have been built to benefit from ML/AI, creating a user experience like none other.

Security is Foundational

Reinvent the Network

Embrace a Multicloud World

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Employee and Customer Experience

Detection of anomalous activity is the key to our success. The more variables we can see, the more correlations we can draw through ML and the faster we can spot something unusual happening, investigate, and quarantine bad actors, applications or devices. Learn more about our security offerings.

ML gives us the ability to analyze huge amounts of network data, from telemetry to traffic patterns and understand both what is an anomaly and what is an optimal network configuration. This will ultimately result in intent-based networking, which is always learning, adapting and protecting. Your network will redirect traffic on its own and heal itself from internal shocks, like device malfunctions, and external shocks, like a cyber-attacks.

With the help of ML, we aspire to deliver a single user experience across clouds and on premise, including one policy and one instance of security by learning user preferences and application performance across private and public cloud platforms, for smooth, seamless operation.

We are focused on delivering data and insights to support use cases ranging from infrastructure optimization to a smart Webex assistant who can transcribe your meeting. Cisco Kinetic will securely deliver the right data to the right place at the right time for processing. Another example of what we are working towards is full auto-tuning that will ensure fast movement of data across the network using the minimum possible resources.

AI is embedded in our products and in our operations to improve our employee and customer experiences through simplicity, automation and optimization with full context awareness of what is happening on the network.

Advanced Malware Protection

AMP is a security solution that addresses the full lifecycle of the advanced malware problem. It not only prevents breaches but also gives you the visibility, context, and control to rapidly detect, contain, and remediate threats if they evade front-line defenses. It does this by applying heuristic approaches to detecting malicious software and identifying threats based on generic characteristics, signature-based protection and fuzzy fingerprinting technology.


The leading cloud-native Cloud Access Security Blocker (CASB) and Cybersecurity-as-a-Service provider, protecting enterprises from compromised accounts, cloud malware, and data breaches in the cloud. Cloudlock uses ML to detect anomalies in your IT environment across SaaS, PaaS, IPaaS, and IDaaS.

Cognitive Threat Analytics

Using ML and statistical modelling of networks, CTA quickly detects suspicious web traffic and/or NetFlow and responds to attempts to establish a presence in your environment and to attacks that are already underway.

Next-Generation Firewall

This is a complete solution and the industry’s first fully integrated, threat-focused NGFW. The NGFW integrates with other Cisco security solutions to provide enhanced visibility, greater effectiveness, and easier, consistent policy management and enforcement. Using ML, it can automatically update Firewall policies based on analysis from the Firewall itself and other Cisco products.


Provides pervasive network visibility and sophisticated security analytics for advanced protection across the extended network and cloud using various analytical techniques including ML.


The industry-leading threat intelligence group focused on detection research to provide superior protection for customers, products and service. Talos underpins the entire Cisco security ecosystem.


A cloud security platform that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet using machine intelligence to protect users in minutes.


Empowers enterprises to understand the root cause of impacts to user experience, from application to infrastructure performance, while providing real-time insight into everything going on in digital business. It leverages Perspica’s ML capabilities to analyze large amounts of application-related data, in real time and with business context, including when an application is deployed in a company’s public, private and multiple cloud environments.


Enables multicloud IT with an adaptive platform that powers any application anywhere with the simplicity of hyperconverged infrastructure. Built on HX software innovations, HyperFlex delivers a simplified solution with industry-leading performance, independent scaling, support for multiple hypervisors, and flexible cluster scaling with availability zones. Hyperflex also integrates with Intersight, a cloud-based, ML-powered platform to optimize your data centers.


Enables transparency and management in all of your data centers from a central source. It combines the simplicity of SaaS with actionable intelligence derived from ML. Intersight’s ML offers proactive guidance to secure and optimize your data center and identifies possible points of failure so they can be corrected before issues occur.

Unified Computing System

Cisco UCS servers simplify your data center architecture; reduce the number of devices to purchase, deploy, and maintain; and improve speed and agility. Cisco UCS Manager provides centralized management capabilities, creates a unified management domain, and serves as the central nervous system of the Cisco UCS. Additionally, UCS integrates with Intersight, a cloud-based, ML-powered platform to optimize your data centers.

Cortex is Cisco’s ML/AI Virtual Center of Excellence. It is made up of a group of exceptional ML/AI experts within Cisco whose mandate is to bring to life Cisco’s ML/AI capabilities with our industry and academic partners, and to work together to accelerate research, innovation, and implementation for a more intuitive world.

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Our ML/AI experts range from Cisco Fellows and Distinguished Engineers to Product Managers and SVPs who seek to drive Cisco technologies to the next level through ML/AI. Meet some of our experts!

Collaborating with us

Cisco is keen to partner with research institutions and customers to enhance research and product development in ML/AI. Contact us

Research Publications & Patents

We recognize the importance of research and patents to drive innovation in our products to help our customers have a fulfilling experience wherever they are in the world. Click here to learn more about our recent publications in ML/AI.

ML/AI Resources & Demos
(For Cisco Employees Only)
Upcoming Events

Days - London, Paris and Berlin (Mar 2019): Watch this space to register your interest!


ML/AI @ Cisco: Learn what ML/AI means at Cisco and what this means for you

ML/AI Technical @ Cisco: Learn more about our ML/AI projects at Cisco and access ML/AI resources to further develop your work

Cortex @ Cisco: Learn more about what Cortex is doing to raise ML/AI awareness and capability at Cisco

ML-AI Community: Join the ML-AI community on Webex Teams

ML/AI Marketing: Access materials to communicate what ML/AI means at Cisco and how it benefits our customers

DevNet AI: Build your own applications using Cisco’s platforms

AI @ Cisco Day (July 2018): Didn’t make it to AI @ Cisco Day? Access recordings and presentations here

Data Symposium (Aug 2018): Missed the Data Symposium? Access recordings and presentations here


Learning & Development: Do you want to enhance your ML/AI skills? Check out our ML/AI training modules!

Data & Analytics: Want to develop your data, analytics and ML skills? Check out our learning modules!

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Check out some of our recent live ML/AI demos from Partner Connection Week and Cisco Live! More to come.
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