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Three Styles of Identity-Based Segmentation

Published: 04 January 2021

ID: G00737434

Analyst(s): Shilpi Handa , Adam Hils , Rajpreet Kaur , Jeremy D'Hoinne


Identity-based segmentation, known as micro or zero-trust segmentation, provides an effective approach to limit the effect of malicious lateral network traffic. Security and risk management leaders who choose the right style of identity-based segmentation can reduce risk to their environments.

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