Data Center Evolution
Data centers have evolved significantly over the last decade driven by business requirements to become more cost effective and efficient, and enabled by technology created to do just that. First, enterprises consolidated the data centers creating a unified corporate computing center. Next, servers and storage were virtualized to make data centers more effective and easier to manage, and to improve the environmental footprint. To further drive down operational costs, the management of the data center may have been outsourced and automated.
Today, the explosion in consumerization of IT, cloud computing and increasingly sophisticated breach attempts are driving more change and innovation to address new challenges in protecting high value corporate IP and assets. Enter the era of Data Center Segmentation: the latest evolutionary phase to properly manage the impact and leverage the potential of new computing while tightly controlling access to corporate servers, data, and applications.
Unisys Stealth Securely Segments Data Centers
Unisys Stealth® is designed to protect business data and systems by creating a communications tunnel that is cloaked to any users or devices except those who are pre-identified as part of the "secure community" referred to as a Community of Interest (COI). This is unlike traditional solutions, which use physical topology to cordon off and protect high value servers, virtual workloads and applications.
In a traditional tiered network, security is accomplished by physical segmentation. This requires additional network equipment and is subject to the risks of VLANs and firewalls. For example, if a configuration element is incorrect, VLANs "fail open" and a communication path is established.
At Unisys, we design and develop mission-critical solutions that secure resources and infrastructure for governments and businesses. Our approach integrates resource and infrastructure security, creating the most effective and efficient security environment possible and freeing our client to focus on best serving its citizens and customers. Unisys security solutions can be found worldwide in 600+ airports, 1,500 government agencies, 100+ banks, among others.