Dynamic network segmentation, a critical element in digital business and recommendations on how Forescout CounterAct helps to achieve it.
ZK Research has forecast that by 2020, 50 billion devices (Exhibit 1) will be connected to the network, many of them driven by IoT initiatives. With this many connected devices, dynamic network segmentation can play a critical role in ensuring that the “blast radius” of a breach is limited.
Dynamic network segmentation is a must have to balance system performance, boost compliance by limiting access to appropriate resources, and block east-west traffic to contain breaches.
Dynamic network segmentation is made possible by integrating a visibility and control platform such as Forescout CounterACT® with next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). Dynamic network segmentation enforces granular identity and context-aware security policies—across the campus, data center and cloud. It’s this granularity and real-time context that:
- Provides secure access to critical applications
- Prevents unauthorized access to sensitive resources
- Minimizes data breaches and their impact
In this white paper, Dynamic Segmentation Is a Must-Have for Digital Businesses, Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research discusses the critical relationship between visibility and dynamic network segmentation in maintaining continuous compliance. He also makes recommendations on the visibility platform and NGFWs to achieve this. Learn how to accomplish these goals and much more in the age of accelerated business change and device evolution.