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Security at the Speed of Hyper-converged


By guest blogger Andrew Nielsen, CISSP, CISA, ISSAP, ISSMP, HPE Senior Product Manager, Security Solutions

273c246.jpgThe virtualized data center sits at the forefront of modern IT delivery for organizations around the globe.  As traditional infrastructure has morphed from legacy compute, network and storage stacks to highly consolidated hyper-converged and hybrid cloud platforms, securing this new infrastructure has become increasingly challenging.  Many a vendor and customer have attempted to retrofit traditional security methods for protecting this new, modern hyper-converged infrastructure. These retrofitted security mechanisms have failed, and in most cases, have been an inhibitor to the adoption of hyper-convergence and hybrid cloud infrastructure. In order to secure modern infrastructure delivery at the speed of the Idea Economy, a new security paradigm is required to support business agility.

HPE HC series platforms bring together our market-leading technologies for compute and software-defined storage to consolidate and simplify deployment of the modern infrastructure. During the planning of these new platforms, we also knew that we had to completely rethink our approach to security. To that end, HPE is proud to announce its partnership with vArmour to deliver application-aware visibility and control of workloads in a single system for seamless security and ease of use.

vArmour has a taken a radically new approach to securing hyper-convergence in the virtualized data center andbigstock-Online-Data-Security-Concept-81967373.jpg the hybrid cloud by delivering a simple and secure framework for organizations to deploy application-aware micro-segmentation seamlessly in their on-demand infrastructure.  vArmour’s distributed security system enables security in the Idea Economy, which drives customer agility in the hyper-converged world.

The combined power of vArmour DSS running on HPE hyper-converged platforms enables:

Visibility over the entire attack surface
HPE and vArmour provide deep analytics, trend visualization and threat detection to determine the security posture of the hyper-converged environment. This combination of features allows for real time monitoring across networks, applications and users with application-aware context to detect advanced persistent threats and lateral movement across all infrastructure.

Security for all workloads
vArmour’s native applications-aware, micro-segmentation capabilities allow workloads of all security levels to exist in the same hyper-converged environment. This allows every workload and application to be secured on HPE hyper-converged platforms through micro-segmentation of shared infrastructure, which separates critical assets based on their security and compliance requirements.

Simplified security management
Just as HPE’s hyper-converged platforms have simplified the deployment and management of modern IT infrastructure, vArmour DSS has done the same for security, providing a single point of global security policy creation across cloud and hyper-converged infrastructures.  As new workloads are deployed on HPE hyper-converged platforms, vArmour DSS eliminates the need to create multiple policies for individual components of the environment, while auto-scaling security as fast as new applications are provisioned.

As HPE customers continue to embrace hyper-converged platforms, the need for increased security, improved resource utilization and speed to market in the Idea Economy will become increasingly more important.  Rather than continuing to try and retrofit modern IT infrastructure with outdated security solutions, hyper-converged platforms can now be secured with solutions from HPE and vArmour that support today’s agile business needs.

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