Enterprise Mobility: Adding Security with Microsegmentation

Enterprise Mobility: Adding Security with Microsegmentation

Many organizations implement enterprise mobile management to secure business workflows, deliver a secure digital workspace and achieve business mobility. Securing mobile devices, apps, data and networks against cyberattacks has become a daunting task, as the evolution of cyber threats have grown from mischief to profit and IP theft to disruption.

Recent security breaches show that protecting corporate data behind the firewall is critical for achieving comprehensive mobile security. Mobile users access resources that reside in close proximity to corporate IP and mission-critical workloads, making them targets for malware and other cyber threats. These attacks can move from the mobile device to internal servers, exposing a large attack surface within the data center.

To help IT combat these growing threats, the VMware AirWatch and NSX integration announced earlier this week allows organizations to improve their security risk posture and deliver a comprehensive end-to-end security model.

What is VMware NSX?

VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

By bringing the operational model of a virtual machine to your data center network, organizations can transform the economics of network and security operations. NSX lets you treat your physical network as a pool of transport capacity, with network and security services attached to VMs with a policy-driven approach.

How Does VMware NSX Benefit AirWatch Customers?

Among numerous networking and data center benefits, this integration allows customers to bridge endpoint security with data center security.  This allows administrators to:

  • Enhance network security and granular controls for mobile workflows
  • Accelerate digital workspace and BYOD deployments
  • Create policy defined network access for mobile apps and users
  • Limit mobile access footprint within the data center minimizing cyber-attack surface
  • Accelerate mobile app delivery, testing and automation

 

Read more to learn about what AirWatch can do for your business.

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Mike Doherty

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