Apply consistent security policies across virtual, containerized and physical workloads. Simplify operations with policies that are automated to workload lifecycles and movements across any environment.
Data center security protects data centers from threats, attacks and unauthorized access. This includes network security that protects all internal traffic with firewalls and inspects allowed traffic to block lateral movement of threats; and workload security to harden, detect, and prevent threats on servers.
Zero Trust architecture in the data center is designed to prevent data breaches and limit internal lateral movement. The strategy assumes that an attacker is present in the environment, rather than assuming resources within the environment should be trusted. Therefore, the system trusts no one on the network and distrusts all traffic unless a security policy explicitly allows it.
An internal firewall is a data center security solution designed to protect a network from attacks that have already gotten past the perimeter. East-west security is hardened by minimizing the attack surface using segmentation and intelligent automation to deploy and update security policies.
Securing all or even most east-west traffic is often viewed as too complicated, expensive and time-consuming. However, a built-in, software-based approach can make it easier and more cost effective to operationalize better security across any environment.
Traditional perimeter firewalls are built for the perimeter. Once the perimeter is breached, they do little to secure east-west traffic. An internal firewall, such as the Service-defined Firewall, is purpose-built to defend lateral movement and offer complete visibility into east-west traffic.
With no physical network changes required to implement a distributed, software-based internal firewall and advanced IDS/IPS, you can deploy data center security in as little as four weeks.