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3/6/2017
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Terry Sweeney
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7 Hot Security Terms (and Buzzwords) to Know

How the security industry has a conversation with itself is constantly changing and the latest terms as well as buzzwords point us to where the technology is heading.
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Bucketize

No, it's not a new way to eat or carry water from the well. Bucketizing, according to a security marketer who coined the term, is a willful segmentation of hardware functions, including security. A bucketized piece of equipment is supposed to give customers more choices and flexibility.

So rather than functions that are integrated in silicon or consolidated from a management perspective, bucketized features are more modular. And they are likely to start popping up in invoices for security products and services. Bucketize is a descriptive if inelegant word, and probably has more marketing wallop than 'mix-and-match.' But keep an eye out for it in high-end networking platforms and switches, where multiple functions and processes (including security) could benefit from bucketizing.

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Bucketize

No, it's not a new way to eat or carry water from the well. Bucketizing, according to a security marketer who coined the term, is a willful segmentation of hardware functions, including security. A bucketized piece of equipment is supposed to give customers more choices and flexibility.

So rather than functions that are integrated in silicon or consolidated from a management perspective, bucketized features are more modular. And they are likely to start popping up in invoices for security products and services. Bucketize is a descriptive if inelegant word, and probably has more marketing wallop than "mix-and-match." But keep an eye out for it in high-end networking platforms and switches, where multiple functions and processes (including security) could benefit from bucketizing.

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons, courtesy of Morro Bay, CA Sandspit Coastal Cleanup Day

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storrmrunner2
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3/6/2017 | 7:13:32 PM
To Buzzword #7 - Compartmentalization
Have you looked at companies like Fortinet and ISFW (Internal Segmentation Firewall) solution?  They have been running at 100Gb speeds for a couple of years now.  And announced a 1Tb throughput firewall in Jan-2017 (https://www.fortinet.com/corporate/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/2017/the-worlds-first-terabit-firewall-appliance-ngfw.html).

Does this not solve the usability issue of mantaining LAN speeds with Layer-7 inspection services?
T Sweeney
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T Sweeney,
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3/7/2017 | 1:55:44 PM
Re: To Buzzword #7 - Compartmentalization
Thanks, stormrunner2... what Fortinet's doing seems to track closely with this intelligent segmentation trend we're seeing from various vendors and startups.
tcritchley07
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3/8/2017 | 12:16:25 PM
Cyber Terms
Isn't compartmentalization the same as the more modern 'segmentation' of various entities, not just firewall traffic?
T Sweeney
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T Sweeney,
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3/8/2017 | 1:29:02 PM
Re: Cyber Terms
Correct, @tcritchkley07... I used firewalls as just one example of compartmentalization. But the term could also apply to the bucketize slide or the micro-services slide as well, which both try to create similar boundaries in the name of better security.

Was there a specific application of compartmentalization you were thinking of?
tcritchley07
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3/8/2017 | 3:30:56 PM
Re: Cyber Terms
No, just trying to get temrmnology straight in my mind in the context of security. Thanks. 
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