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February 22, 2017

3 min

Tightening Up Security with Microsegmentation

By placing an extra layer of security between servers, microsegmentation helps ensure a single compromised device doesn't infect the rest of the data center.


As organizations scale up, the demand for security solutions that can amplify and distribute security defenses, like microsegmentation, is also growing.

Today, whether your organization is big or small, security is a major priority. Many attack campaigns are broad in scope, not differentiating in whose data or resources are targeted. And a typical perimeter defense may not prevent security threats that only need to infiltrate one server before spreading to others.

Limiting Lateral Movement of Malware

Security-forward organizations are moving to microsegmentation to create buffers between their server resources. This security tactic is multilayered, making it more difficult for attackers to succeed. Compromising one server will not allow access to all severs. This strategy sets security services closer to the applications, between tiers and between the technology within tiers.

Isolating Cyberattacks During a Breach

The key to microsegmentation is that it prevents machines from interacting unless it’s absolutely necessary, making it harder for more than just one server to become compromised during a security breech. This approach isolates attacks to buy you more recovery time.

Learn how CDW prevents attackers from moving freely within your enterprise data center perimeter.