Rob Brooks

Senior Research Analyst

Rob Brooks is senior research analyst on Optiv’s partner strategy & research team. In this role he responsible for administering Optiv's private cloud as well as vetting security products.

 

Using Micro-Segmentation to Protect Your Data – Part 2

· By Rob Brooks ·

While micro-segmentation, software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined data center (SDDC) technology providers VMWare, Cisco and Amazon Web Services provide the core foundation of the space, other technologies that integrate and enrich the space exist. These include firewalls, enhanced workload visibility and automated deception/incident response (IR) capabilities. Some of these products natively integrate into the core providers’ technology stack while others integrate through the use of agents or software within each host.

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Using Micro-Segmentation to Protect Your Data – Part 1

· By Rob Brooks ·

As software-defined networking (SDN) technologies have become more prevalent and organizational perimeters have become blurred, micro-segmentation is emerging as a critical requirement for protecting the data within these virtualized environments. Micro-segmentation is a security concept that allows for the separation and protection of virtualized, core data center components.

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