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How to Use Evaluation Factors to Select the Best Microsegmentation Model

Published: 01 June 2017

ID: G00327403

Analyst(s): Greg Young


Security and risk management leaders deploying microsegmentation face difficult technical choices, which can be facilitated by Gartner's four microsegmentation models. These models provide evaluation factors for selecting a design, and the segmentation technology should be an enabler, not a barrier.

Table Of Contents


  • Cloud Heterogeneity
  • Project Scope: DC Alone or the Whole Network
  • Management and Control of Servers
  • Organization: Who Manages Security
  • Strength of Separation and Assurance Required
  • Advanced Security Feature Requirements: IPS, Reporting and Anti-Threat
  • NFV Nonsecurity Requirements
  • Mode 1, Mode 2 or Bimodal

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