Application Micro-segmentation

CHALLENGE

Organizations must protect high value applications that deliver critical services, contain sensitive data (e.g., PII), or are regulated by compliance mandates (e.g., PCI, HIPAA, SOX, etc.). Using solutions that are bound by network constructs (e.g., VLANs, subnets, and zones) and IP-based rules are cumbersome, error-prone, and lack the needed granularity to meet security requirements to stop malicious activity and lateral movement.

SOLUTION

The Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP)™ secures your most valuable applications and data in hours versus days or weekswithin or across any data center or public cloud–with adaptive segmentation.

PROTECT HIGH-VALUE APPLICATIONS WHILE REDUCING COMPLEXITY

Control sensitive east-west communications between applications, or application tiers, running on bare-metal, hypervisors or containerized workloads, within or across private data center, public cloud and hybrid cloud – all while reducing firewall rules and network complexity by over 90 percent.

  • Gain live visualization of application traffic flows in real time for easy adaptive segmentation policy creation and troubleshooting.
  • Enforce policy with micro-segmentation down to individual workloads or nano-segmentation down to the process level without the need for expensive internal firewalls or the need to reconfigure networks (VLANs, subnets, zones, etc.), hypervisors, or applications.
  • Ensure current and consistent protection with policy that adapts automatically to changes in the application environment, such as the addition of new capacity or movement of workloads.

MEET COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS IN HOURS

Meet compliance requirements (PCI, HIPAA, SOX) in hours instead of the weeks to months it takes with traditional perimeter and network-based security solutions.

  • Get live visualization of application traffic in regulated environments to better understand workload interactions, evaluate security posture, and correct policy violations.
  • Simplify compliance tasks with security that adapts automatically as the application environment changes.
  • Secure data in motion with policy-driven, one-click AES-256 IPsec encryption between any mix of Linux/Windows workloads within or between data center and cloud environments.

Examples

  • Retail customers segmenting PCI applications from non-PCI applications

  • Banks protecting critical application environments to meet SWIFT and other financial industry regulations

Building a Smart Segmentation Strategy Guide

How-To-Guide

BUILDING A SMART SEGMENTATION STRATEGY

Use this guide to create a rock-solid micro-segmentation strategy in only five steps.

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