Segmentation of networks, devices, users, and applications has long been a best
practice for supplementing edge security and breaking up flat internal networks.
However, for network engineering and operations leaders who prioritize risk
mitigation, achieving compliance and effective security posture management, current segmentation approaches fall short.
Segmentation That Fulfills Business Goals
By segmenting a flat network using one of these segmentation techniques, a network operator can create smaller, more manageable attack surfaces that can be further protected using high-performance advanced (Layer 7) security.
Internal Segmentation allows network operators to create security domains or segments based in accordance with business goals. To achieve business goals, however, segmentation must provide a more fine-grained access control that is based on user identity or a business logic and the ability to adjust access control based on recent trust by querying an external trust database that collects continuous trust assessment. IT Solutions has many years of experience using internal segmentation techniques to properly manage and secure organization networks.