Software-Defined Visibility – Automate Security Operations

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Software-defined visibility (SDV)


Security appliances are only as effective as the traffic they see. Unfortunately, an enterprise network is a dynamic and complex entity, so providing visibility is an ongoing effort, and it must be automated to be truly effective. (The last thing security administrators need is another item on their to-do list, right?) Enter software-defined visibility.

Software‐defined visibility (SDV) is a highly programmable, easy- to- automate framework based on pervasive visibility. A web-services framework based on RESTful  (representational state transfer) application programming interfaces (APIs) is integrated directly into the security delivery platform (SDP), enabling any device on the network to interact directly with it as needed. APIs exposed through a centralized policy controller allow external systems to interact with the network visibility appliances in the platform programmatically (looks to be spell checked!). In addition, the RESTful APIs support programmability in the SDP itself, ensuring that new blind spots are detected and eliminated as they emerge.

SDV enables security operations to automate multiple functions within the infrastructure, including dynamic response to detected threat patterns (which are generally left alone due to lack to resources), adjustments to traffic mode configurations for active security tools, and IT operations management functions and capabilities. SDV is a new approach that makes IT and security administrators more agile, and it fulfills the now-crucial requirement to detect and respond to threats quickly and continuously.


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