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Tufin 2018 Predictions: Automation Takes Hold and Containerization Rises

VMblog Predictions 2018

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2018.  Read them in this 10th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed by Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin

Automation Takes Hold and Containerization Rises

Automation Takes Hold

As 2017 comes to a close, companies were just starting to wake up to the fact that the way their IT infrastructures are assembled and configured could be the cause of a security breach. Eyes have been opened to the fact that the potential for human error can make you your company's own worst enemy.

With this danger in mind, we believe that 2018 will mark the end of the era of direct administration. Companies will stop permitting the manual configuration/updating of deployments - intermediaries will be needed for any and all configuration changes.

Following this logic, it also stands that next year automation will make the complete transition from "nice to have" to "have to have." This past year automation began to be widely adopted - and as we close out the year, we're seeing adoption across a wide spectrum of security solutions.  Network administration will soon be impossible to do without the ability to automate.

The Rise of Containers and Micro-Services

In addition, with a steadily increasing use of containers in enterprises, we believe that 2018 will see the notion of segmentation extend from the realm of the network to the realm of micro-services.

The continual decoupling of applications from infrastructure will enable new architectures and methodologies which will transform the way enterprisers practice cybersecurity. Two leading trends in this area are immutable infrastructure and serverless architectures.

Immutable infrastructure has already been established as a way to improve agility and security and we expect this trend to continue in 2018 and beyond. We'll also see enterprises begin to invest in serverless architectures.

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About the Author

Reuven Harrison 

Reuven Harrison is CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin. He led all development efforts during the company's initial fast-paced growth period, and is focused on Tufin's product leadership. Reuven is responsible for the company's future vision, product innovation and market strategy. Under Reuven's leadership, Tufin's products have received numerous technology awards and wide industry recognition.

Reuven brings more than 20 years of software development experience, holding two key senior developer positions at Check Point Software, as well other key positions at Capsule Technologies and ECS. He received a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.

Published Monday, January 15, 2018 7:58 AM by David Marshall
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