Vonage, a telecom with more than $1 billion in revenues last year, has data centers around the world to help it handle voice-over-IP traffic for both businesses and consumers.
The company had all the traditional network protections in place, but recent headlines about cybersecurity breaches were unsettling.
“If you look at the media reports, bad actors that are able to penetrate are going horizontally across organizations and looking for vulnerabilities and soft spots,” said Steve Strout, the company’s global head of technical operations.
About a year ago, Vonage started to look at ways to protect its data centers against this kind of lateral movement. One solution was to increase the number of segments its networks were divided into.