The benefits of micro-segmentation have already been established by industry experts, government frameworks, and regulatory agencies like PCI DSS and HIPAA. The symptoms of failed micro-segmentation initiatives are nearly identical in every case.
Regardless of the type of business or industry, here’s what we’ve heard:
- The approach is too costly
- The configurations are too complex to maintain
- Wholesale changes of existing infrastructure are required
- Significant security and compliance gaps exist
While the concepts behind micro-segmentation are straightforward, determining the best approach for achieving zero trust micro-segmentation has been elusive and confusing.