Clearing the Path to Micro-Segmentation

Today’s Security Battleground is Inside the Perimeter

“Today’s dynamic data centers require enterprises to shift their attention from intrusion prevention and access management to the workloads and applications themselves. This is happening at an accelerating rate. Gartner recently noted a trend toward “increased focus on server workload protection from advanced targeted threats that bypass traditional perimeter and signature-based protection. Typically, these attacks are financially motivated and target server and application workloads as a way to get to sensitive data or transactions.”

A key driver of microsegmentation is the need to protect mission-critical applications and workloads. This may seem simply a matter of self-interest or good business, but in many cases, it is also mandated by security policies and regulatory requirements.”

Developing an Effective Segmentation Strategy

“The path to developing a microsegmentation policy isn’t a straight line. There are many twists and turns as you discover, understand and control application flows. Security teams developing policies need the flexibility to constantly incorporate learnings as they tighten policies without breaking applications. Many solutions offer in-flexible policy engines — forcing security teams to implement rules before they are ready.

A successful implementation is one that overcomes well-understood obstacles, avoids undue complexity, and reduces the risk of under- or over-segmentation by allowing a phased approach.”

HIGHLIGHTS

Granular Visibility

Visualize applications and their communications in granular detail and clear business context.

Simple and Flexible Policies

Create simple, highly visual segmentation policies that work consistently across platforms and environments.

Streamlined Integration and Use

Integrate segmentation with automated development and deployment processes and avoid infrastructure dependencies and downtime for change management.