Trends Report

Market Overview: Network Segmentation Gateways, Q4 2013

December 12th, 2013
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Heidi Shey , Rick Holland , Kelley Mak

Summary

Because of the increasing demand for Zero Trust networks, Forrester envisions the development of a new product category called a network segmentation gateway, a product category that is much more than a "next-generation firewall." A segmentation gateway (SG) takes all of the features and functionality of individual, standalone security products and embeds them into a single solution. By embedding a packet-forwarding engine, a network SG becomes a device that can sit at the center of a Zero Trust network — a streamlined network that segments and protects sensitive data in microperimeters, enables the secure adoption of mobile technology and cloud services, and ensures continuous network analysis and visibility for situational awareness. This report helps S&R professionals understand how network segmentation gateways have matured, what benefits they offer, and details the vendor and solution landscape.

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