Elemental Micro-Segmentation - Adaptive Access Control
Control access to critical assets through micro-segmentation
Stop cyber threats by controlling the lateral movement of unauthorized communications across your computing environment.
The Elemental Security Platform (ESP) is a solution that empowers organizations to deploy an access control framework that provides a highly granular micro-segmentation of the network that keeps potentially malicious activity in control. Elemental delivers a unique approach to managing communications that specifically focuses on providing policy-based access control to critical resources.
Host Group dynamics enable logical micro-segments or network enclaves
Only the Elemental solution provides the automation necessary to keep up with the rapidly changing environment and real-world business context of enterprise networks. A key aspect of this automation is dynamically grouping machines (hosts) based on common characteristics, such as networking behavior, configuration, registry settings, running processes, hardware or software inventory and more than a hundered other attributes.
"More than half of the thousands of elements in a typical network are changing every year, people are revolving in and out of the organization at a rapid rate, and rogue machines, outsourcing and consultants constantly inject unknown risks."
The ESP makes it simple to define groups of systems (hosts) enabling logical segmentation of network computing resources. As new systems or users connect or as new applications come online, each security policy is applied to all the hosts and users in a defined group. As the activity of individual hosts changes, group membership also changes automatically, and the correct policies are applied accordingly.
For example, an administrator can specify a general policy such as "Members of the Policy XYZ Violation Group can not access the servers in Server Group ABC" and the system dynamically updates network access rules based on user group membership, machine configuration, and policy compliance levels.
Micro-segmentation is more cost-effective and easier to implement than traditional firewall based network segmentation.
Micro-segmentation is host-based security segmentation which offers a more cost-effective faster way to reach a Zero-trust network model!
It is more effective at protecting data centers and cloud ecosystems against lateral data breaches. Since host-based, security segmentation is software-based and isn’t tied to the network, it offers several compelling benefits:
- - At least 500% more cost effective than firewalls
- - Has up to 90% fewer rules than firewalls
- - Deploys several times faster than firewalls
- - Easy to test before full production deployment
- - Segmentation rules can be updated in minutes
- - Low risk of breaking an application - nice for Devops
The ESP provides constant and continuous automated monitoring, control, and remediation of host security policies, as well as continuous access control protection that automatically adapts to observed changes in the network environment. Elemental’s access control solution delivers immediate protection for key enterprise information assets by controlling access to them, and enhances enterprise existing initiatives with more in-depth policy-based security assessments of devices at the point of admittance. In addition, the Elemental solution provides ongoing risk-adjusted visibility and control for all systems on the network—which is key to the overall digital security.