Restrict Access, Reduce Risk
Network segmentation provides a proactive approach to security by limiting the potential impact of a security breach. Regular network segmentation testing contributes to a culture of continuous improvement in cybersecurity. It allows organizations to stay vigilant against emerging threats and evolving attack vectors, adapting their security measures accordingly.
Why Choose RedLens InfoSec for Network Segmentation Testing?
We evaluate and offer recommendations to improve your organization’s security posture, test its existing defense capabilities, limit the damage of a possible security attack, and assist in executing legal or regulatory compliance requirements.
What Are the Benefits of Network Segmentation Testing?
Network segmentation testing is a crucial component of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy, offering tangible benefits in terms of security, risk management, compliance, and incident response. Regular testing helps organizations stay resilient in the face of evolving cybersecurity challenges.
Improved SecurityThrough testing, organizations can ensure that the segmentation is effectively implemented, reducing the attack surface and minimizing the lateral movement of attackers.
Risk MitigationBy identifying vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the segmentation strategy, your organization can take proactive measures to mitigate risks. Addressing these issues helps prevent potential security incidents that could result in data breaches or service disruptions.
Meet Compliance RequirementsMany regulatory standards and compliance frameworks (such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, and GDPR) encourage organizations to implement strong security measures, including network segmentation, to reduce scope in order to meet compliance requirements. Testing helps ensure that your organization's security practices follow these guidelines to align with regulatory requirements.
Increased Incident ResponseNetwork segmentation testing allows organizations to evaluate their incident response capabilities within segmented environments—assessing how well the segmentation strategy aids in containing and responding to security incidents.
Enhanced Access ControlsTesting helps verify that access controls, such as firewalls and routers, are correctly configured and enforced—ensuring that only authorized communication occurs between different segments to prevent unauthorized access and data exfiltration.
Detection of MisconfigurationsIdentifying and addressing misconfigurations in the network segmentation is critical. Testing helps uncover any misconfigured rules or devices that may compromise the intended level of isolation between segments.
RedLens InfoSec's Network Segmentation Testing Methodology
We use a comprehensive 6-step process to implement our network segmentation testing engagements.
Identify any networks or environments that process, store, or transmit cardholder data.
Determine a sample of networks that represent the different network configurations found within your organization.
Provide a physical or virtual system to your organization that can be moved to each agreed upon sample network.
Perform port scanning from each sample network to determine if any communication can be made with systems within the CDE.
Analysis & Verification
RedLens InfoSec conducts an analysis and verification of the results of the scan.
Creation & Delivery of Final Report
A final report will be provided and delivered to your team.
Safeguard Your Network Against Cyber Attacks
Knowing that your segmentation strategy has been thoroughly tested and validated gives assurance that the network is better protected against cyber threats.
Top Network Segmentation Testing FAQs
Network segmentation is the process of utilizing physical and logical controls to separate areas of an organizations network based on their purpose and function. The goal is to prevent lateral movement within the network, where an attacker could move freely from one compromised system to another.
Segmenting your network allows for specific security controls and monitoring to be put in place based on the needs and risks associated with the function of a segment. Additionally, it helps to prioritize resources for the most critical parts of your network.
Network segmentation is a fundamental aspect of modern network architecture that enhances security, compliance, resource optimization, performance, and overall manageability. It is an effective strategy to mitigate the impact of security threats and streamline network operations.
Lack of segmentation controls may allow any user on your network to purposefully or inadvertently compromise critical systems and data. Lack of network prioritization leads to increased costs in order to provide the resources needed to monitor, control, and respond to incidents and network outages. Because of this increased burden on network and organizational resources, attackers are able to more easily gain access to the network and remain hidden for a longer period of time.
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