CSO: Using Micro Segmentation to Protect Assets with GuardiCore Centra

By: John Breeden II
October 19, 2017

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Micro segmentation is one of the most advanced security methods that organizations can employ to protect critical assets, users, and data from both outside hackers and malicious insiders. Authorizing every process, app, user and service within a network, and what each of them can do and how they can interact, while denying everything else, is a heck of a gauntlet to throw down. It’s difficult not to use an adjective like bulletproof when describing good micro segmentation, even though we know the bad guys always seem to find a way around security eventually.

The biggest problem with micro segmentation is that it requires a huge amount of insight and visibility into a network to be protected, at both layer 4 and layer 7, which almost no organization currently has. It’s also by its nature very limiting, tightly restricting what users can do and how they can do it. Unless there is some relatively smooth procedure for authorizing new, or modifying old, processes on a network as needed, micro segmentation could accidentally restrict valid users from doing their jobs.

The GuardiCore Centra solution takes these factors into account, eliminating much of the complexity normally associated with micro segmentation from the initial installation to ongoing program management.

Read the full review, only at CSO magazine.