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VMware: Micro-segmentation Benchmark – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part VI

VMware: Micro-segmentation Benchmark – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part VI

Previous posts set the stage by introducing and defining the characteristics of micro-segmentation; showing how it has utility in the modern data center; how we might apply it to our existing software-defined and physical networks; how policy-driven NSX management may be used to deliver comprehensive security; and, that we can use physical and virtual third-party security appliances in conjunction with NSX to create a service chain and apply special processing to our vital network flows.

In this sixth part of the NSX Securing “Anywhere” blog, Chris Krueger of Coalfire Systems will preview some of our work in comprehensively benchmarking VMware NSX micro-segmentation. The Micro-segmentation Benchmark is a project being delivered by Coalfire Systems, Inc. an internationally recognized third party audit organization (3PAO) and leading provider of IT advisory services for security in retail, payments, healthcare, financial services, higher education, hospitality, government,and utilities. Coalfire has provided VMware independent security validation of much of the VMware product line against regulatory compliance objectives such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, FedRAMP, FISMA, NERC CIP, CJIS, etc. through the VMware Reference Architecture Framework series of papers available on VMware Partner Exchange.

The VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Benchmark is an industry first and we hope it encourages scientific review of security products from all vendors. This post presents a preview of the upcoming “Coalfire Research and Opinion Series” paper titled, VMware NSX Micro-segmentation Benchmark – A Micro-audit of NSX Threat Mitigation Effectiveness. If attending VMworld, be sure to check out session SEC10019  and Group Discussion NET10712-GD, where we will dive further into the NSX Micro-segmentation Benchmark and findings.

Read the entire article here, Micro-segmentation Benchmark – NSX Securing “Anywhere” Part VI

via the fine folks at VMware!

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