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Architectures and Paradigms of Microsegmentation Products

Published: 15 May 2019

ID: G00387840

Analyst(s): Joerg Fritsch


Applications in software-defined data centers, clouds and containers need microsegmentation products because they match their application architecture and location flexibility. Security and risk management technical professionals must select these products based on product architecture and features.

Table Of Contents


  • Microsegmentation Architectures
    • AI/ML-Based Policy Computation in Microsegmentation Architectures
    • Automation in Microsegmentation Architectures
  • Proprietary Hypervisor APIs With Overlay Networks
  • Network-Based Architectures
    • Programmable Security Fabrics
    • Overlay Networks
  • Host-Agent-Based Architectures
  • Mixed Architectures


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