Microsegmentation Challenges

Micro-segmentation presents a viable solution to flawed network security policies, yet there can often be challenges when trying to properly implement it at some organizations. Many businesses may find it hard to manage this new method of security, including requiring properly trained staff members for setup as well as the willingness to create virtual firewalls among multiple existing servers.

But the need for Micro-segmentation is increasingly prevalent in today’s world, which relies heavily on computerization and automation. This rise in technology has also resulted in smarter and more devious cybercriminals who can hack their way into nearly any server or data center, proven by the many security breaches that have occurred with credit cards and major companies around the world.

There are other challenges to utilizing the micro-segmentation method that may affect some network securities. These include setup processes and program management such as:

  • ♦   The ability for servers to handle a hybrid cloud environment
  • ♦   Not taking the time to properly map the existing application flows
  • ♦   Failing to have a firewall policy before beginning the process of micro-segmentation
  • ♦  Not resetting the virtual firewalls over time, which helps adapt to changing technologies and increases security

By utilizing AlgoSec’s micro-segmentation method of network security, businesses can immediately feel safer against possible hackers and potential data breaches. But there are always obstacles when installing new systems on existing servers, whether it’s evolving the firewalls already in place to accept the micro-segmented data center or navigating possible network segmentation pitfalls. Our team can work with you to ensure these challenges are met and handled with ease so that your security can improve and your data will be confidently protected.

Resources

See how AlgoSec can help the Micro-segmentation process through educational and informative resources.

Webinar

Create & Manage a Micro-Segmented Data Center – Best Practices


Whiteboard Video

Data Center Segmentation Best Practices


In this lesson, Prof. Wool provides recommendations for how to design your network for optimal segmentation in two typical scenarios: allowing traffic from an external partner into the data center, and structuring network traffic flows within the data center.

Whiteboard Video

How to Define, Simplify and Enforce Network Segmentation and Security Zoning


In this lesson, Prof. Wool presents a simple matrix for defining network segments, and the traffic allowed to and from each zone. This matrix is helpful for assessing firewall change requests and validating the correct implementation of existing security policies

Webinar

Segmenting your Network for Security


Additional Features

AlgoSec's Cloud Network Security Solution

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Virtual Firewalls

Unlike hardware-based firewalls, micro-segmentation creates a virtual network that protects your data from harmful attacks and invasive server breaches

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Discovery

Network discovery allows security managers to learn which communications are running in their network, usually software applications. Best practice recommends keeping servers of each application in the same security zone

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Lateral Control

Micro-segmentation allows greater east-west communication between servers, bypassing perimeter-based security tools and reducing lateral exploration of your data by cyber hackers

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Customized Security Settings

Tailor security policies according to the different types of traffic in your servers, controlling the network and application flows flawlessly and easily

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Hybrid Cloud Environment Management

Automatically migrates application connectivity and provides a unified security policy through easy-to-use workflows, risk assessment, and security policy management

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Increased Visibility

The Micro-segmentation method offers a high level of virtual firewalling on every host server, providing increased visibility across on-site and cloud environments

Solving the Cloud Network Security Concerns

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Hybrid Cloud

Micro-segmentation creates successful security policies without requiring hardware-based firewalls

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Solving Complexity with Automation

By using advanced automation, security managers are able to perform maintenance and changes in a Micro-segmented environment without expanding the workforce

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Filter and Block Server Traffic

The micro-segmented virtual environment helps safeguard the data centers and zones that are your main assets

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Cloud-defined Networking

Software-only Micro-segmentation makes your servers secure without having to install costly replacement and upgraded parts

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Application Discovery

Using the AlgoSec application allows security managers to identify communications and applications in their network. These applications are taken into consideration when defining the zones

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Intelligent Deployment

Easily define and adopt new security policies without disrupting business applications and productivity

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Automatic Tagging

The Micro-segmentation method tags every security policy rule on your devices and platforms to support a specific business application

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Visualized Data Center

Works to allow server access only to those you want to authorize as it blocks unauthorized access such as external hackers and probes

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Protects Legacy Firewalls

Micro-segmentation implementation smoothly and easily allows visibility and communication between traditional firewalls and host-based firewalls

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Internally Segmented Networks

Hackers and breaches are halted before they can move freely inside the network and steal valuable data