The information technology ecosystem is multidimensional and multidirectional. In this borderless environment—connecting customers, employees, partners and things—traditional security measures are insufficient and security breaches are inevitable. To protect your organization from threats in virtualized environments, you need to be able to identify and isolate critical assets.
Microsegmentation is a new approach to security designed to provide containment in a hyper-connected world. It accepts that users are human, technology constantly evolves and the bad guys are just as clever as the good guys.
Think of traditional security as a bank vault, and microsegmentation as a safe deposit box room inside that vault. Microsegmentation allows organizations to quickly and easily separate physical networks into hundreds or thousands of logical micro-networks, or microsegments. Each microsegment is protected, dramatically lowering risk. If a threat gets inside the vault, it can only unlock the boxes with the right keys.