VMware NSX equips Armor with the ability to orchestrate each customer in a cloud-like
environment while giving them a threat-tight security wrapper via micro-segmentation from day one.
Armor is a data security company that offers its clients security and infrastructure to protect critical data workloads and assets from any threat. VMware NSX enables Armor to scale and protect its customers, with the essential benefits of micro-segmentation and multi-tenancy.
Jeff Schilling is Armor’s Chief Security Officer. He’s also a retired colonel in the US Army, with 24 years’ experience in security operations for the Department of Defense, including at the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations and at the Army’s Global Security Operations Center. The fact that VMware NSX integrates seamlessly with Armor’s existing orchestration platform, he points out, is exceedingly rare.
Because each of Armor’s customers has a different setting, keeping threat actors at bay is a different process for each of them. “We have over 1,400 customers that have 1,400 different problems [and] 1,400 different security settings,” Schilling says. “Having the ability to orchestrate all of those needs of our customers—and to do that on the fly—I don’t think anyone else has that capability.”
For Armor, the real value of VMware NSX is twofold. First, it gives Armor the ability to implement micro-segmentation at scale. Secondly, its enables Armor to differentiate itself from other security companies.
“What you see a lot of security companies doing,” Schilling says, is “taking the same technology they used to protect bare metal servers, and just putting the same agent in the virtualized world. In other words, they’re fighting the 2005 fight in 2015. VMware NSX equips Armor with the ability to orchestrate each customer in a cloud-like environment while giving them a threat-tight security wrapper from day one.”
Watch the video below to learn more of how Armor is leveraging VMware to secure their customers’ networks: