As technology moves education beyond the traditional boundaries of classrooms and school districts, securing this new digital learning ecosystem is top priority for administrators and technologists. However, many networks and data centers are still protected by traditional security paradigms that are no match for today’s advanced threats. And, a single incident can be devastating to a school and school district’s reputation.
NSX secures the data center from the inside out through micro-segmentation, delivering robust, compartmentalized workload-specific security. While perimeter defenses focus mostly on intrusion, micro-segmentation protects against lateral threats, the ability of viruses or hackers to move undetected between critical connections, applications, and databases.
If your perimeter defenses fail, will you know? It takes organizations an average of 205 days to detect a threat inside the data center, and almost 69 percent of breaches are first detected by a third party running a service inside the network. That’s why lateral threats are so pernicious and growing in variety and volume – they’re a better way to get at your information and infrastructure. Source: Mandiant M-Trends® 2015 Report
NSX confronts lateral threats with Zero Trust security; all traffic is considered untrusted until policy proves otherwise. A user or connection authorized for one connection can’t automatically access another just because they’ve breached perimeter defenses. As your networks stretch to support everything from student mobility to the Internet of Things, only this Zero Trust approach can ensure student learning and information stays protected and productive.