Why micro-segmentation security makes SDN safer

Why micro-segmentation security makes SDN safer

I can explain why modern data centers need micro-segmentation in two words: Trojan Horse.

Not the malware, but that timeless story of wooden-horsey riding saboteurs. In it, we see that even the most powerful perimeters fall short. The bad guys always find a way in.

With virtualized data centers and desktops, this notion is particularly troubling. What if someone breaches the firewall protecting your virtual environments? Once inside, malware and attackers freely move laterally (east-west) causing mayhem and tons of financial damage.

Micro-segmentation is the solution – but it’s not without its share of confusion and challenges. So before you jump in, consider why it’s the right choice, and some of the common sticking points slowing down its adoption.

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Top 5 Reasons for Upgrading to vSphere 6 NOW

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VMworld 2016 generated a whiz-bang of announcements around new and enhanced advanced software-defined datacenter technologies. It’s easy to forget about the crown jewel of VMware’s business – the VMware vSphere platform.

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Satisfy your FAQ for vSphere packaging, pricing and related program changes

FAQ for vSphere packaging, pricing and related program changes

The New VMware licensing line up offers better recipes for the management of virtual environments. This post answers questions around packaging, pricing and related programs for VMware vSphere 6.0 and vSphere with Operations Management 6.2.

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