The Challenge

IT landscapes are becoming increasingly heterogeneous and dynamic – workloads are growing exponentially. Good visibility is thus becoming the decisive criterion for success. After all, how can business-critical data be protected if you don’t even know where it is located?


Akamai Guardicore Segmentation – the Solution from NetDescribe

Akamai is the market leader in data center and hybrid cloud security.
The Akamai Guardicore Segmentation platform is a software-based network segmentation solution. It provides comprehensive process-level transparency, behavior-based policies, and real-time breach detection to protect your organization’s most critical assets. In return, you get a cost-effective, fast way to ensure permanent and consistent security – no matter what the application, no matter what the IT environment.

Akamai Guardicore segmentation is disrupting the legacy firewall market. Our software-only approach is decoupled from the physical network, providing a faster, more cost-effective alternative to firewalls. Built for the agile enterprise, you get greater security and visibility in the cloud, data-center and endpoint.

Akamai Guardicore Segmentation offers the industry’s most comprehensive and flexible solution for host-based network segmentation with the following key features:

Wide coverage
Microsegementation policies apply anywhere your applications run, spanning public, private or hybrid cloud environments.

Deep Visibility
Guardicore’s solution for application discovery and mapping of dependencies allows you to understand the full context before defining microsegmentation security policies.

Intuitive workflow
Guardicore Centra provides a simple workflow. From mapping application dependencies to suggesting and setting rules. This way, you learn to understand correlations so that you can then apply them optimally to data traffic.

Granular policies
Now you can set and enforce rules at the process level. So you precisely control flows between application components, resulting in the strongest security posture.

High flexibility at low cost
Akamai’s solution is less expensive, more effective and more adaptable than traditional firewalls.

Microsegmentation provides a detailed view of network traffic. This gives administrators better control over data.
In addition, microsegmentation can identify data traffic that requires preferential treatment or management. This could be data that needs special protection to comply with regulations or standards.

Finally, microsegmentation is a core component of sophisticated security concepts, such as zero-trust networking. This is used to verify a user’s identity before they can access a device on the network.

Breaking down data center and cloud environments into separate logical parts, enables critical data, processes and systems to be protected against attacks. It is about enforcing the highest security policies, monitoring data flows between data centers and isolating data access.

Microsegmentation is the best practice solution for your IT security. Security controls are applied at the workload and process level to data center and cloud assets.

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