Application Protection

Segmenting Regulated Workloads
Improve compliance and reduce exposed attack surfaces with stateful Layer 7 segmentation
Increasing regulations require increased security

Across nearly every industry, the impacts of regulations on data center infrastructure and security have only been increasing in recent years. In response to the continued disclosure of breaches targeting organizations of all kinds, regulators are rapidly increasing compliance requirements to accelerate the adoption of current best practices and stem the tide of security breaches and associated losses. Adhering to these new and evolving regulations is easier said than done, however.

Given the organic growth that most organizations' IT infrastructures have experienced over the past years and decades, it’s no surprise that they have become increasingly complex and often opaque. When faced with regulations that require the segmentation of assets either for reduction of compliance scope or for improved security, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Despite the challenges, the benefits of proper network segmentation are significant. In addition to satisfying compliance requirements, network segmentation also delivers enhanced security, reduced attack surfaces, and, with the vArmour solution, enables improved infrastructure utilization, operational agility, and flexibility to adapt to new business or regulatory requirements.

The vArmour Solution

vArmour designed the industry’s first distributed security system built entirely in software with highly programmable APIs that tie into existing automation workflows and DevOps processes in private clouds and virtual data centers. vArmour enables application owners and operators to embed security functions within each workload so that security policies travel with the workload regardless of its location.

Figure: Securing regulated workloads across multi-clouds
Stateful Layer 7 Controls

By providing stateful policy controls up through Layer 7 across the data center and cloud, the vArmour DSS Distributed Security System satisfies the segmentation requirements for various regulations including PCI DSS, MiFID, GDPR, and others.

Full Layer 7 Visibility

As a result of vArmour’s unique architecture, every flow across the data center and cloud is visible and logged at Layer 7. In addition to the security and optimization efficiencies this enables, it also provides the capability to monitor for data transmissions required by GDPR.

API-driven Infrastructure

The vArmour DSS is fully API-driven. This makes integrations with third party solutions, systems of record, or in-house applications quick and easy. Extensibility and scale are key aspects of the vArmour DSS - both of which can be fully leveraged by organizations looking for tight integrations and opportunities for optimization.

  • Limit compliance scope by creating segmentation policies to isolate regulated workloads from otherwise out of scope systems
  • Demonstrate auditable controls with full Layer 7 visibility into all communications across the data center and cloud
  • Enable regulatory compliance within DevOps by building security policies into the instantiation of new workloads