Industry First Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark Released

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The VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark report has been released! As previewed in part six of the Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing Anywhere blog series , independent cyber risk management advisor and assessor Coalfire was sponsored by VMware to create an industry first Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark report. Coalfire conducted an audit of the VMware NSX micro-segmentation Read more...

Multi-site with Cross-VC NSX: Consistent Security and Micro-segmentation Across Sites

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Several posts have been written prior on multi-site with Cross-VC NSX describing the fundamentals, use cases, deployment models, and flexibility Cross-VC NSX provides. In this post, we focus on the security benefits of a multi-site Cross-VC NSX solution. Prior Cross-VC NSX Blogs: Cross-VC NSX: Multi-site Deployments with Ease and Flexibility NSX-V: Multi-site Options and Cross-VC Read more...

Micro-segmentation Benchmark – NSX Securing "Anywhere" Part VI

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Welcome to part 6 of the Micro-segmentation Defined– NSX Securing “Anywhere”  blog series. Previous topics covered in this series include • Part I –    Micro-segmentation Defined • Part II –  Securing Physical Environments • Part III – Operationalizing Micro-segmentation • Part IV – Service Insertion • Part V – Context, Visibility, and Containment Previous posts set the Read more...

Context, Visibility and Containment – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part V

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Welcome to part 5 of the Micro-Segmentation Defined– NSX Securing “Anywhere”  blog series. Previous topics covered in this series includes Part I –    Micro-segmentation Defined Part II –  Securing Physical Environments Part III – Operationalizing Micro-segmentation Part IV – Service Insertion In this post we describe how NSX micro-segmentation enables fundamental changes to security architectures which Read more...

Micro-segmentation with Service Insertion – NSX Securing "Anywhere" Part IV

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Welcome to part 4 in the Micro-Segmentation Defined– NSX Securing “Anywhere”  blog series. Today we will cover the role of NSX as a foundational security platform through NSX Micro-segmentation with Service Insertion. Previous topics covered in this series includes Part I –    Micro-segmentation Defined Part II –  Securing Physical environments Part III –Operationalizing Micro-segmentation Read more...

Operationalizing Micro-segmentation – NSX Securing "Anywhere" – Part III

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Welcome to part 3 of the Micro-Segmentation Defined – NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog series. This installment covers how to operationalize NSX Micro-Segmentation. Be sure to check out Part 1 on the definition of micro-segmentation and Part 2 on securing physical workloads with NSX. This blog covers the following topics: Micro-segmentation design patterns Determining appropriate security Read more...

Poland’s Poznań Science and Technology Park Upgrades Its Infrastructure-as-a-Service Model with VMware NSX

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Poznań Science and Technology Park—known in Polish as Poznańskiego Parku Naukowo-Technologicznego, or PPNT—supports the incubation of start-ups and technology companies in Poland through co-operation with science, business, and technology enterprises. Its facilities and services include laboratories, office space, and specialized research equipment, as well as IT infrastructure services like server colocation and hosting, system monitoring Read more...

Physical Security in a Virtual World – NSX Securing “Anywhere” – Part II

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This is the second blog post in our Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog series. This blog post walks through security requirements that exist in environments with mixed workload deployment types. A mixed workload environment is one utilizing multiple application deployment models, including applications deployed on both virtual machines and legacy physical servers. We Read more...

Micro-segmentation Defined – NSX Securing "Anywhere" – Part I

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The landscape of the modern data center is rapidly evolving. The migration from physical to virtualized workloads, move towards software-defined data centers, advent of a multi-cloud landscape, proliferation of mobile devices accessing the corporate data center, and adoption of new architectural and deployment models such as microservices and containers has assured the only constant in Read more...

Still Using Perimeter Defenses To Protect Your Data Center? Stop, Drop, and Defend—With Micro-Segmentation

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There are a lot of reasons that IT organizations are virtualizing their networks more and more—and chief among them is micro-segmentation. Micro-segmentation, which comes hand-in-hand with network virtualization, divides the data center into distinct segments. Each segment can be secured separately. When security controls and network services are separately defined and communications is isolated, an attacker’s Read more...