Attacks are taking a bigger toll, and modern attacks can exploit a perimeter-centric defense. The cost of data breaches to companies is also continuously increasing. Better security, including micro-segmentation, is one avenue towards peace of mind.
Micro-segmentation helps build security into your data center’s DNA through improved security, improved agility and increased flexibility. It creates a virtual network with security policies tied to your virtual network, virtual machine and operating system.
One major benefit of micro-segmentation is that it integrates security directly into a virtualized workload without requiring a hardware-based firewall. This means that security policies can be synchronized with a virtual network, virtual machine (VM), operating system (OS), or other virtual security target. Security can be assigned down the level of a network interface, and the security policies can move with the VM or workload, in case of migration or reconfiguration of the network.
Businesses continue to increase their investment in security, yet high-profile breaches continue to happen. Much of this is due to the fact that today’s data center security model evolved, over the last decade or so, to protect a very different kind of network from a very different set of threats. In this session, we will explore how the automation and abstraction of an SDDC approach, along with network virtualization, enable micro-segmentation to create an inherently more secure data center network.
In this paper, we show how VMware NSX enables security that is both ubiquitous and granular by integrating security functions into the hypervisor itself.