What is Software Defined Perimeter?
SDP is a protocol specification created by the Cloud Security Alliance that is “designed to provide on-demand, dynamically provisioned, air-gapped networks”1 that are better equipped to defeat network-based attacks. Verizon SDP differentiates itself from other Software Defined Perimeter solutions by being a high-performance implementation of this protocol.
How does Software Defined Perimeter work?
Verizon SDP authorizes users' access to network resources. It isolates servers to defeat server exploitation of vulnerabilities and configuration errors. It integrates multifactor authentication to defeat credential theft, including pass-the-hash. And, SDP builds mutual TLS tunnels to defeat man-in-the-middle attacks.
Architecture of the Verizon SDP service
Verizon SDP Controllers and Gateways are virtual machines that can be located wherever they are needed. Each Verizon SDP instance is dedicated to a single customer — not shared with others.
Features and benefits
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1SDP Specification 1.0, Software Defined Perimeter Working Group, April 2014
2Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global. Published: 25 February 2019 Analyst(s): Neil Rickard | Bjarne Munch | Danellie Young
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