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 https://www.upguard.com/blog/malware 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 https://www.upguard.com/blog/network-security 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.