Cisco SDA: Introduction to PxGrid & its Role

Cisco SDA: Introduction to PxGrid & its Role

The Cisco Platform Exchange Grid (PxGrid) is a platform that enables applications to be integrated into the Cisco pxGrid, a multivendor, cross-platform network system that combines various components of an IT environment, such as security monitoring and detection systems, network policy platforms, asset and configuration management, and identity management platforms.

Fig 1.1- Cisco ISE & pxGrid

When new business or operational needs arise, pxGrid allows context exchange with Cisco products, such as the Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE) or any Cisco partner that supports pxGrid.

Cisco pxGrid provides an API that opens a unified framework that enables integration to pxGrid once, then shares context data with any other platform that supports pxGrid. 

This hub and spoke architecture allow for a single integration to pxGrid and eliminates the need to adopt a host of individual, platform-specific APIs

pxGrid Intergration solutions

  • Application Protection: Arxan, DB Networks
  • SIEM and Analytics: HanSight, Hawk, Huntsman, LogRhythm, Micro Focus NetIQ, Splunk, TripWire, IBMQradar, Secureonix
  • CASB: Elastics, NetSkope, Skyhigh
  • Deception: Attivo, illusive, TrapX
  • Endpoint and Custom Detection: Invincea, Redshift, ThreatTrack, CloudPost Networks, McAfee DXL, TriagingX
  • Firewall and Policy Management: Bayshore, Check Point, InfoBlox, Intelliment, Cisco FMC
  • Forensics and IR: Cisco Cognitive Threat Analytics, Lumeta, Endace, Cisco Stealthwatch, Lemonfish, TripWire, WireX Systems
  • IAM/SSO: Ping Identity, Secureauth, Situational
  • Other: Cisco WSA, Ark NSS, Cisco ISE PIC
  • Threat Intelligence: Infocyte
  • UEBA: E8, Exabeam, Fortscale, Niara, Greenlight
  • Vulnerability Management: Rapid 7, SAINT, Tenable, Tripwire