VMware NSX and Check Point vSEC

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One of the current challenges of data center security is the East-West traffic that has become so pervasive as modern applications communicate a great deal between their different components.  Conventional perimeter security is poorly placed to secure these lateral flows, to promote a zero-trust model in order to prevent threats moving within each application layer. Read more...

Progressive Dutch Municipality Protects Citizen Data and Meets Compliance with VMware NSX

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Summary: Municipality of Zoetermeer implements Zero-Trust model with VMware NSX-enabled micro-segmentation for advanced security inside data centers. Zoetermeer follows the Dutch BIG (Baseline Information Security Dutch Municipalities) regulations Zoetermeer is a modern, fast-growing municipality in the province of South Holland. It provides local services such as water supply, sewage and garbage disposal to around 125,000 Read more...
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Use a Zero Trust Approach to Protect Against WannaCry

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Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX compartmentalizes the data center to contain the lateral spread of ransomware attacks such as WannaCry On May 12 2017, reports began to appear of the WannaCry malware attacking organizations worldwide in one of the largest ransomware cyber incidents to date. The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) has reported more than 200,000 attacks Read more...

Enabling the Software-Defined Branch with NSX

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Reimagining the edge While the importance of the cloud is obvious to anyone, the increasing importance of the edge is often overlooked.  As digitization and the Internet of Things are  leading to an exponential growth in the number of devices, the amount of data that is being generated by sensors in devices such as self-driving-cars, mobile endpoints Read more...

ICSA Labs Certifies NSX Micro-segmentation Capabilities

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VMware NSX  has achieved ICSA labs Corporate Firewall Certification. With the release of NSX for vSphere® 6.3, VMware has not only introduced several key security features such as Application Rule Manager and Endpoint Monitoring, which provide deep visibility into the application, and enable a rapid zero-trust deployment, but has also achieved Corporate Firewall Certification in independent Read more...

Developer-Ready Infrastructure: NSX and Pivotal

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Organizations across industries are embarking on their journey of Digital Transformation. Time-to-market has become very crucial to the bottom-line and companies need to accelerate their application/services delivery and go from concept to production in record time. Organizations are embracing containers, micro-service based architectures, Continuous Delivery and Integration tools as they are completely trying to change Read more...

Micro-segmentation of Applications using Application Rule Manager

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“Micro-Segmentation provides a way to build a zero-trust network – where all networks, perimeters and application are inherently untrusted.” – declared Forrester Consulting in 2015 with their white paper Leveraging Micro-Segmentation to build zero-trust model.  The last mile in creating a truly zero-trust network implies not trusting each application and also tiers within an application (Figure 1). Read more...

Application Rule Manager (ARM) Practical Implementation – Healthcare

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This post originally appears as part of a series of VMware NSX in Healthcare blogs on Geoff Wilmington’s blog, vWilmo. To read more about VMware NSX and its applications in healthcare, check out Geoff’s blog series. VMware NSX 6.3 introduces a new toolset within NSX that can be leveraged for quick micro-segmentation planning. The Application Read more...