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The 6 Principles of Successful Network Segmentation Strategies

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Networking environments are getting increasingly complex with more devices, apps, and services being connected across various cloud, on-premises, and hybrid environments. The task of mitigating security risk is harder than ever.

Network segmentation practices must advance to keep up with these constantly changing environments.

Figure 1, Six Key Principals of Successful Network Segmentation Projects, from Gartner "The 6 Principles of Successful Network Segmentation Strategies"

Did you know?

  • "The failure rate for network segmentation projects is high, and most projects last longer than the average tenure of a CISO.
  • “Broad scope” and “segment everything” mindsets will inevitably lead to a network segmentation project failure.
  • Implementation constraints and “shiny new technology” driving the network segmentation strategy inevitably lead to suboptimal and inefficient architectures."

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Gartner, The 6 Principles of Successful Network Segmentation Strategies, Jeremy D'Hoinne, Andrew Lerner, Refreshed 19 November 2022, Published 7 June 2021.
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