An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

If you had the luxury of building a fully modern, cloud-native enterprise cybersecurity platform from the ground up, it would look a lot like APEIRO, the platform offering from ShieldX Networks.

ShieldX architected APEIRO as a fully containerized set of microservices that can run in VMware environments, OpenStack, or AWS, with Azure support around the corner. Each security capability runs as a microservice – for example, TLS (Transport-Layer Security, the successor to SSL) or Data Leak Prevention (DLP).

As a result, APEIRO offers the unlimited horizontal scalability and rapid elasticity that is the promise of containerized microservices environments, which it then orchestrates via APIs across clouds and/or on-premises environments.

Leveraging this cutting-edge architecture, APEIRO can rapidly set up microsegmentation, perform deep packet inspection, and offer ‘indicators of pivot’ that identify advanced attacks across the Cyber Kill Chain, even as such attacks attempt to move laterally in multi-cloud or hybrid IT environments.

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