Citrix: Building a Software-Defined Network
At his Citrix Synergy keynote, Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov mentioned that IT “needs a software defined perimeter (SDP) that helps us manage our mission critical assets and enable people to work the way they want to.” The concept is not a new one, having been around for several years.
An SDP replaces the traditional network perimeter — usually thought of as a firewall. Those days are long gone, although you can still find a few IT managers that cling to this notion.
The SDP uses a variety of security software to define what resources are protected, and block entry points using protocols and methods. For example, if we look at the working group at the Cloud Security Alliance, they have decided on a control channel architecture using standard components such as SAML, PKI, and mutual TLS connections to define this perimeter.
Working groups such as these move slowly – it has been hard at work since 2013 – but I am glad Citrix is singing the SDP tune.
Read the entire article here, Building a Software-Defined Network | Citrix Blogs
via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.