With the speed at which enterprises are migrating to the cloud, traditional security approaches no longer provide adequate cyber-threat protection.
Traditional network segmentation technologies fail to deliver the necessary protection against east-west attacks. The ability to deploy security agents for application workloads isn’t always possible, rendering network islands vulnerable to security risks.
Micro-segmentation is an emerging data center and cloud security best practice that enables fine-grained security policies in data center networks. As a core pillar of the zero-trust security model, micro-segmentation bolsters individual workload isolation and protection, reducing risks, and when combined with the software-defined approach, also simplifies security management.
These advantages are essential as a growing number of enterprises adopt hybrid cloud services and new deployment models, such as containers.