As businesses and organizations scale and grow, their network infrastructure can also grow increasingly large and complex. Implementing network segmentation best practices can limit the scope of an attack, prevent from spreading, and disrupt lateral movements across your IT ecosystem.

By implementing a network segmentation policy, an organization can: Control the spread of a cyber attack and limit the damage caused Better access control for both internal and external Improve the flow of traffic between networks Easier network traffic monitoring and threat detection Better protect sensitive data and endpoint devices Secure cloud-based servers

While network segmentation focuses on limiting north-south traffic between different networks or VLANs, micro-segmentation provides east-west protection within a network.

When organizations implement network segmentation, a common mistake is over-segmenting into too many networks or under-segmenting into too few networks.

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