Segmentation Is Calling… Are Organizations Answering?
Segmentation enables organizations to protect networks from external and internal threats by inspecting and controlling all traffic, east-west and north-south, with process-level details. In other words, segmentation applies “micro perimeters” around sensitive data assets to prevent lateral movement
and ultimately reduce the attack surface.
For these reasons, most organizations (96%) are currently implementing segmentation into their network.
They not only recognize the promised benefits, but also the risks, with 96% of respondents to Guardicore’s study stating that leaving networks unsegmented creates significant risk.
However, most organizations claiming to segment their environments are doing so on a limited scale – only 2% protect all six critical assets, including critical applications, public-facing applications, domain controllers, endpoints, servers, and business critical assets/data, with segmentation.