Security administrators depend on micro segmentation to make adaptations to unfolding and new scenarios. Threat topologies in data centers are constantly changing. Old vulnerabilities become inconsequential as new ones are exposed. At the same time, user behavior is a constant variable that surprises any security administrator. Since emerging security scenarios are consistent, administrators are able to extend capabilities through micro segmentation.
For example, a security administrator may start with an effective firewall distributed in the data center. They may then add IPS and stateful firewalling for visibility of deeper traffic. Alternatively, the administrator may develop better server security using agentless anti-malware.
All the same, administrators need all functions to cooperate to have more effective security. For this to happen, micro segmentation ensures sharing of intelligence between security functions is enabled. The end result is a security infrastructure working concertedly to design response to different situations.
More: micro segmentation networking