Deep Visibility and Software-Defined Micro-Segmentation

The recent rise in security incidents can be largely attributed to the emergence of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). APTs take advantage of three fundamental flaws in how security has been built for the last 30 years:

1. The traditional castle-and-moat approach of creating a security perimeter using firewalls doesn’t inspect the 75% of network traffic that’s internal to the enterprise.
2. Internal traffic also mostly goes uninspected because traditional security assumes it should be trusted 
which doesn’t account for the possibility of social engineering, a malicious insider, or other such threats.
3. Even when organizations have some mechanism in place to control internal traffic, they deploy tools
that are either too coarse or reactive and lagging, rendering such controls ineffective against sophisticated
attacks.