Using Segmentation Policies for Data Center Breach Detection with Guardicore

Today’s enterprises utilize increasingly complex infrastructure requirements, from legacy systems and bare metal servers, to virtual machines, hybrid and multi-cloud technology, containers, micro services and serverless systems. Workloads are dynamic, shifting and scaling between different environments to support business demands. Thanks to virtualization and third-party integrations, the vast majority of traffic now moves inside the data center, East-West, rather than through the traditional external perimeter, North-South, a concept that has all but disappeared.

Securing this new reality is no easy feat. If attackers can move laterally through the data center, then it only takes one weak link, anywhere in the enterprise network, to put all customer data and business-critical assets at risk. To combat this, security teams have traditionally used multiple security solutions, such as firewalls and VLANs on-premises, and Security Groups or other native tools in the cloud. The latter are specific to cloud providers, so any multi-cloud environments would need to balance more than one set of controls. The modernization of infrastructure goes hand in hand with a cultural shift that organizations have taken towards a DevOps mentality.

Enterprises are looking for ways to become more flexible, more agile, make decisions at speed, and push out new features and fixes quicker than ever to meet customer demand and expectation. With this focus, organizations cannot afford for security to add complexity. There is an urgent need for one security solution that works anywhere, regardless of infrastructure. Security thought-leaders are increasingly pushing enterprises to adopt a Zero Trust model of security, where you provide applications, users and data only the access they need – and nothing more. According to a recent Forbes study, 90% of organizations identified by the survey as “cybersecurity trailblazers” (those with security highly integrated into their decision-making) would consider their Zero-Trust policies as a distinguishing feature of their leadership.

Guardicore Centra is the simplest, most flexible way to reduce risk and protect critical assets and applications in an enterprise, hybrid-cloud data center. It starts with a context-rich, historical and real-time map of the whole IT ecosystem, which is the foundation for building policy that works with the business rather than becomes a hurdle to innovation or success. A flexible policy engine automates security that is decoupled from the underlying infrastructure, allowing IT teams to segment and control access to critical applications, data and communications, wherever they are. Integration with breach detection and incident response creates one robust platform for security from end to end

  • With Guardicore, organizations can reduce risk, accelerate project completion times and maximize the ability to enable business competitive differentiation by meeting a company’s IT business goals
  • Guardicore helps you build a policy, segment your Data Center Infrastructure regardless the server type or place
  • With Guardicore, organizations can reduce risk, accelerate project completion times and maximize the ability to enable business competitive differentiation by meeting a company’s IT business goals
  • Complete visibility: A single pane of glass into your whole IT stack, with context-rich insight so that you can easily identify segments, group views, dependencies between applications and precise user behavior. This deep visibility and granularity is crucial in helping you plan your segmentation fast without errors - based on real data and not assumptions
  • One infrastructure-agnostic tool: Manage policy across all environments, from legacy to cloud and containers. No need to make network or infrastructure changes and no separate configurations based on platform. No application changes mean zero downtime
  • Faster time to value: Policies go further than port/IP, allowing organizations to visualize and enforce with granularity down to process level, (Layer 7). A flexible policy engine gives recommendations for smart phased policy creation that uses blacklist rules to go further than an all or nothing whitelist approach to show quick time to value for use cases such as environment segmentation or compliance projects
  • DevOps ready: Segmentation is not a one-time thing - applications will change, new applications will be created and new environments land - our REST API allows integration into DevOps and automation frameworks to ensure continuous robust policy creation without business disruption. Guardicore Centra is the simplest, most flexible way to reduce risk and protect critical assets and applications in an enterprise
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