According to MarketsandMarkets, “more than 75% of businesses are planning to implement multi-cloud architectures within the next 2 years (2018–2019).” And with the rise of multi-cloud architectures, plans and budgets to employ micro-segmentation are on the rise too, to help protect against the lateral movement of an attack, its access to high-value assets, and its subsequent exfiltration of sensitive data.
But while ESG' research reports that already “68% of enterprise organizations use some type of software-based micro-segmentation technology” today, its implementation still presents challenges and fails to protect against today’s most pervasive assaults.
Specifically, today’s micro-segmentation solutions offer only simple, ACL-based control, failing to secure all layers of the protocol stack in a way that is also cost-effective and practical to operationalize, especially in newer and elastic, multi-cloud environments.
ShieldX Networks, a 2017 Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Security, will present a brief and instructional overview on the new criteria for effective micro-segmentation, including why micro-segmentation and security controls must work through Layer 7 to protect against advanced attacks, and how to evaluate a solution behind the hype to determine if the micro-segmentation product you plan to deploy will deliver the security you’ve been promised.
•Micro-segmentation state-of-the-union: What is it and how most IT organizations deploy it today
•Security challenges: What basic micro-segmentation does, and the compromises it misses
•Blueprint for effective micro-segmentation: Preventing the ‘confused deputy’ and its use in the spread of lateral attacks
•Best practice takeaways