As Michael Vizard notes here, virtualization of network features helps automate the onerous and often changing tasks of compliance. Legacy systems demand massive amounts of labor or expensive toolsets (or both) to achieve even baseline compliance.
The buzzword at the 2017 RSA Conference was “Software Defined Perimeter.” At least two dozen prominent booths had painted the phrase on the booth or dropped the phrase in the first 30 seconds of conversation. What is a Software Defined Perimeter (SDP)? How does it differ from a Software Defined Network (SDN)?