Seven Reasons Why Micro-segmentation is Powerful to Have and Painless to Add
Micro-segmentation is one of the breakthrough benefits of the VMware NSX™ network virtualization platform. NSX creates a virtual network that is independent of the underlying IP network hardware. Administrators can programmatically create, provision, snapshot, delete and restore complex networks all in software.
VMware describes micro-segmentation as the ability to “build security into your network’s DNA.” The best analogy is how plants can be engineered at the molecular or cellular levels to be pest and disease resistant.
This whitepaper, commissioned by VMware, details how micro-segmentation and NSX can protect your data centre from malware that has evaded detection from firewalls, and prevent it from spreading through the centre by east-west traffic.