Press release

Edgewise Networks Debuts One-Click Microsegmentation to Simplify Zero Trust Security for Hybrid Cloud Environments

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Edgewise
Networks
today launched its new platform that radically simplifies
the creation and management of zero trust environments with one-click
microsegmentation. In seconds, companies can stop internal network
attacks that have bypassed perimeter defenses. The benefits include a
significantly reduced network attack surface, operational efficiency for
policy creation and management, and rapid time-to-value, all of which
sharply reduces cyber risk.

Traditional address-based microsegmentation approaches are ineffective
in today’s dynamic, hybrid-cloud environments. Edgewise uses an
identity-based approach fueled by machine learning to provide security
teams with a simple, automated solution for zero trust that doesn’t
require any changes to existing applications or the network.

“As we started migrating our workloads to the cloud, we quickly
recognized that our traditional controls just couldn’t protect them,”
said Steve Strout, global head of technical operations at Vonage.
“Edgewise’s platform lets us establish zero trust security across our
entire hybrid cloud environment. They’ve made it so amazingly simple
that we were astonished at how quickly Edgewise was able to visualize
and microsegment our workloads. There really is nothing out there like
it.”

Extreme automation and simplicity
While other
microsegmentation solutions rely heavily on professional services to
build, implement, and manage policies, Edgewise offers a self-service
platform that uses advanced analytics to automate the creation and
management of zero trust controls.

Benefits include:

  • Impossibly simple microsegmentation — with one click: Edgewise
    automates a process that typically takes months or years to complete
    manually. With a single click, Edgewise eliminates unnecessary
    communication paths to shrink the attack surface by more than 90%,
    microsegments applications and hosts, and automatically creates a
    compressed set of policies that allow organizations to accomplish zero
    trust security. Operators can easily review the policies created by
    machine learning and simulate their effects prior to enforcement. As a
    network overlay, there’s no need for cumbersome architectural changes,
    and Edgewise integrates with DevOps processes by enabling new
    workloads to automatically receive segmentation policies.
  • Strong security with zero trust: As a true zero trust solution,
    Edgewise prevents malicious lateral movement across the network by
    allowing only applications verified by their cryptographic identity to
    communicate. The platform protects digital assets no matter where they
    are located: on-premises, in the cloud, or in containers. Unlike other
    microsegmentation products that depend on ephemeral network addresses,
    Edgewise uses immutable properties of the workload to create unique
    identities for each piece of software, hosts, and other services.
    These identities inform the policies, built with machine learning,
    which are stronger than address-based controls, are resilient to
    software upgrades and network changes, and cannot be spoofed by
    malicious actors. Because policies are decoupled from the underlying
    network, Edgewise is able to enforce policies that withstand and adapt
    to changes inherent in cloud and container environments.
  • Provable security outcomes: Edgewise eliminates unnecessary
    network attack surface so that security control can be highly focused
    on the applications, services, and data critical to business’ success.
    By reducing the number of available communication pathways and
    securing them with identity-based, zero trust policies, the result is
    provable security return on investment. Organizations can see and
    demonstrate exactly how many unnecessary pathways have been shut down
    and the percentage of risk reduction in the environment due to the
    elimination of attack surface.

“Edgewise’s zero trust segmentation maximizes security by transforming
controls from how things communicate (i.e., IP addresses) to what is
communicating (i.e., verified software),” writes Jack Poller, senior
analyst at ESG, in its technical
validation of Edgewise
. “Machine learning analysis and one-click
segmentation greatly simplify the security team’s work, reducing the
time and effort needed to secure applications.”

“We can land rockets on a barge in the middle of the ocean and drive
home without ever touching the steering wheel — there’s no reason it
should take up to a year to microsegment a network,” said Peter Smith,
co-founder and CEO at Edgewise Networks. “With Edgewise, a zero trust
environment is just one click away, solving one of the most difficult
problems that security teams face in a matter of seconds.”

Edgewise is available now, and the company is accepting applications
from potential channel partners. For more information on the Edgewise
channel program, please visit
our partner page
.

About Edgewise Networks
Edgewise’s Zero Trust
Auto-Segmentation delivers impossibly simple microsegmentation in one
click. Driven by machine learning, Edgewise automatically builds
policies that protect any application in any cloud, without any changes
to your network. We provide measurable improvement by quantifying attack
path risk reduction and verifying software identity before it
communicates — to stop application compromise and data breaches. Gartner
has recognized Edgewise as a 2018
Cool Vendor
. To see how you can eliminate network attack surface,
please visit https://www.edgewise.net/.