Adaptive Segmentationmicro-segmentation January 16, 2018

Micro-Segmentation for the Modern Era: An Illumio Product Review

Anand Ghody, Former Technical Marketing Engineer

VMs, containers, bare-metal servers — oh my.

As applications are increasingly taking advantage of innovations such as virtualization, cloud computing, micro-services and containers, traditional security solutions dependent on physical and logical network boundaries are failing to adequately secure east-west communication.   

Review: Micro-Segmentation with Illumio has Justin Warren from PivotNine taking a hands-on approach to evaluate the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform. His review helps contextualize the challenges modern organizations face today when embarking on a micro-segmentation strategy, explaining how Illumio simplifies the complexity and provides the situational awareness to implement an effective security solution.  

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Paper Excerpt

Applications can span physical systems in multiple network zones, in multiple data centres, even multiple clouds. Using a firewall/chokepoint approach becomes unwieldy as service connections are forced to route via arbitrarily provisioned choke points instead of connecting from service to service in a clean way. The application-centric approach from Illumio helps the network and security teams to get out of the way of the application without compromising the security of the system.

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