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VMware: 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 capabilities to develop this benchmark report detailing the efficacy of NSX as a security platform through a detailed “micro-audit” process, testing NSX against simulated zero-day threats.

Testing included five different network design patterns, and demonstrated how NSX micro-segmentation can provide stateful, distributed,  policy-based protection in environments regardless of network topology. Topologies included –

  • Flat L2 network segments
  • L2 and L3 networks with centralized virtual or physical routers, representative of typical data center rack implementations built on hybrid physical and network virtualization platform / distributed virtual switch (dVS)
  • Networks with connection to other physical servers
  • Overlay-based networks using the Distributed Firewalls (DFW) and Distributed Logical Routers (DLR)
  • Physical VLAN and overlay-based networks using service insertion technologies running on dedicated VMs (in our case, Palo Alto Networks NextGen FW with Panorama)

Read the entire article here, Industry First Micro-segmentation Cybersecurity Benchmark Released

via the fine folks at VMware!

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