Automate Security for Dynamic Defense The Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center continually monitors how your network is changing over time. New threats are automatically correlated against the vulnerabilities that exist in your network to determine whether they can affect your business. This enables you to cut through all of the noise and focus your efforts on responding to the events that will have the most impact. Critical security activities such as policy tuning are also automated, saving time and effort, while adapting your network defenses to changing conditions. This results in optimized security policies that are specifically tailored to the network you have and the threats that you face. Choice of Deployment Modes Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center can be deployed as a physical or virtual appliance, allowing you to choose what options work best for your environment. Physical Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center appliances generally manage a higher number of sensors and provide greater event storage capabilities than their virtual counterparts. Virtual Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center appliances provide the convenience of being able to use your existing VM infrastructure. They can be easily deployed using VMware vSphere provisioning and can be used to protect assets in a physical network. Version 5.x virtual appliances can be hosted on VMware ESX and ESXi hypervisors and can manage up to 25 physical or virtual sensors.