You need to segment your network to protect critical business assets. But traditional approaches are complex. Cisco TrustSec software-defined segmentation is simpler to enable than VLAN-based segmentation. Policy is defined through security groups. It is open through IETF, available within OpenDaylight, and supported on third-party and Cisco platforms.
Segment devices without redesigning the network. Easily manage access to enterprise resources. Restrict lateral movement of threats with micro-segmentation.
Scale fast and enforce policies consistently across the network. Streamline security policy management across domains. Use Cisco ISE to manage TrustSec security group tags and share information with other group-based policy schemes.
Forrester Consulting conducted an analysis of customers using TrustSec software-defined segmentation in production networks. The findings: TrustSec reduced operational costs by 80 percent and enabled policy changes 98 percent faster.
Control access to regulated applications using simple group-based policies. Reduce the scope of compliance for regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, and DFARS.
Cisco TrustSec security groups give users access that is consistently maintained as resources move across domains. It simplifies the management of switch, router, and firewall rules. Yet you still have granular control of your network.
Assign security group tags (SGTs) to enforce access policies for users, applications, and devices.
Use the Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) to define and manage SGTs on your network.
Use Cisco ISE to share TrustSec group information with other group-based policy schemes.
A 2016 analysis shows how Cisco TrustSec cuts costs and increases agility. (PDF - 1 MB)
“The Cisco solution gives us a very precise way, from the wireless access point or the switch, to identify who is trying to access what. It allows us to place users in the right category and have the right policy to match information security demands.”Roman Scarabot-Mueller, Head of Infrastructure, Mondi Group International