Bengaluru, NFAPost: Akamai Technologies, Inc., the world’s most trusted solution to power and protect digital experiences, announced it was named the Leader in the Forrester New Wave™ Microsegmentation, Q1 2022 evaluation.

In its examination, Forrester evaluated nine total vendors in the microsegmentation space based on ten criteria, including current offering, strategy, product vision and roadmap, and market presence.

According to Forrester, Akamai Guardicore Segmentation offers a flexible security tool that goes beyond just microsegmentation.

“Guardicore’s infinite tagging system and proprietary firewall solve the segmentation problem and can also support incident response,” said Forrester.

The report also stated that “Akamai Guardicore Segmentation is an excellent overall microsegmentation solution for IT. Enterprises looking to deploy host-based, granular network should look at Guardicore.”

Akamai solutions are designed to streamline Zero Trust initiatives through fast and effective microsegmentation, and this means simplifying the process of policy enforcement without hindering business operations. This focus on ease of implementation and use is reflected in Forrester’s recognition of Akamai’s highly differentiated flow and asset discovery.

In the report, Forrester also gave Akamai the highest scores in the following areas: policy enforcement, interface and reporting, host agents, agentless aspect, product vision, and product and service support.

The report stated that “vendors that specialize in microsegmentation solutions have done the best in this evaluation. The vendors who field a host-based agent and use it to both transit flow telemetry and to enforce policy provide the best solutions, and security and risk pros should look at these vendors first.”

Akamai Senior Vice President and Enterprise Security Group Genaral Manager Pavel Gurvich said this recognition from Forrester validates the company’s focus on making microsegmentation simple to adopt across any environment to allow companies to effectively defend against advanced attacks like ransomware.

“The Akamai Guardicore Segmentation solution delivers on this vision through rich visibility into the hybrid environments, security that goes beyond L4 rules. It is supported by AI and a high level of flexibility to allow adoption of this technology across the organization. We are proud to be recognised as a Leader in Forrester’s New Wave report and look forward to continuing to build on the foundation before us,” said Akamai Senior Vice President and Enterprise Security Group Genaral Manager Pavel Gurvich.

Alongside Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), microsegmentation is regarded as one of the fundamental projects in a Zero Trust initiative. With the acquisition of Guardicore in 2021, Akamai has further developed its microsegmentation capabilities and can now provide a comprehensive suite of Zero Trust solutions. A unified source of visibility, understanding, and control will bring an unprecedented degree of simplicity and efficacy for businesses looking to make strides towards Zero Trust.

A complimentary copy of Forrester New Wave™: Microsegmentation, Q1 2022 report is available for download here. For additional information regarding Akamai’s approach to microsegmentation, visit akamai.com/security.

Akamai will also participate in the upcoming “Building the Business Case for Microsegmentation” webinar with Forrester on March 23, 2022. Click here to register to attend.

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