Micro-Segmentation Challenges

Traditional perimeter security solutions monitor north-south traffic (entering and leaving the perimeter) and are designed primarily to detect initial intrusions. They are not engineered to be effectively deployed inside a high-traffic, highly distributed and virtualized data center. Today’s cyberattacks specifically exploit the perimeter-centric defense strategies common in many data centers and target the inside of the data center. IT teams face the daunting challenge of deploying granular security, data compliance and governance controls inside the data center without impacting performance.