Security & Analytics

Insight For Public Cloud

Software-Defined Segmentation and Security for the Hybrid IT Infrastructure

Organizations around the globe have adopted server virtualization. According to Gartner, virtualization has surpassed 70 percent of all x86 server workloads. Based on the proven benefits of virtualization at the server level, organizations have also started to virtualize their networks.

As virtualization adoption expands to include the network layer, organizations still need to enforce the same security, compliance and governance policies that they do in traditional compute and network environments. This creates a challenge for the traditional perimeter model.

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and SDN introduce the separation of the data plane from the control plane. Perimeter controls also sit outside the virtual fabric, which prevents them from visualizing and securing traffic between virtual machines (the so-called east-west traffic). With security threats on the rise and attack techniques becoming more and more sophisticated, securing your virtual infrastructure from within has become a requirement.