The microsegmentation market
Over the last few years, interest in microsegmentation has soared and we’re seeing that enterprises are approaching microsegmentation as a foundational part of their Zero Trust initiatives.
But this has not always been the case.
When the technology was first introduced, it was met with concerns mainly because its implementation was perceived as cumbersome and it required a lot of network rearchitecting. That is why simplicity has always been top of mind for us and we’re now seeing how the use of microsegmentation has shifted from a lofty security strategy to large-scale implementations.
We believe this recognition from Forrester validates our focus on making microsegmentation simple to adopt across any environment, to allow companies to defend against advanced attacks like ransomware.
Akamai, a Leader in New Wave: Microsegmentation
The Forrester report stated the following about Akamai:
“Offers a flexible security tool that goes beyond just microsegmentation” — Forrester states, “Guardicore’s infinite tagging system and proprietary firewall solve the segmentation problem.” Unlike rigid approaches that force you into a limited set of labels, Guardicore’s proprietary firewall puts no constraints on labeling and tagging, and celebrates flexibility whenever possible.
“Is an excellent overall microsegmentation solution for IT” — The Forrester report concludes, “Enterprises looking to deploy a host-based, granular network should look at Guardicore.”
Forrester evaluated the nine top microsegmentation vendors in the market, including security giants such as Cisco and VMWare, and also Illumio, ColorTokens, and more. We are thrilled to be a Leader in microsegmentation, having received a differentiated rating, the highest score possible, across seven criteria.
Innovative approach to Zero Trust microsegmentation
We believe this placement validates Akamai’s innovative approach to Zero Trust microsegmentation. We are proud to be recognized as a Leader in the Forrester New Wave report and look forward to continuing to lead with innovation and build on the foundation before us.
To learn more about how Akamai can help your Zero Trust microsegmentation, visit our website. You can also read our press release to find out why Akamai is a Leader in the Forrester New Wave.