Umpqua Bank Deploys VMware NSX Network Virtualization for Network Micro-Segmentation

Umpqua Bank Deploys VMware NSX Network Virtualization for Network Micro-Segmentation 
Leading Bank Chooses VMware NSX to Improve Security, Reliability and
Agility; Goes From Initial Product Discussions to Production
Deployment in 45 Days 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/18/14 --  VMware, Inc. (NYSE:
VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,
today announced that Umpqua Bank has deployed the VMware NSX(TM)
network virtualization platform for micro-segmentation of its
network. Umpqua Bank chose the VMware NSX platform for its unique
micro-segmentation capabilities -- namely distributed firewalling and
routing policy management -- which enables baked-in security across
its infrastructure. Umpqua Bank's IT team successfully deployed
VMware NSX into production on the company's existing physical
infrastructure only 45 days after initially learning about VMware
Umpqua Bank is a U.S.-based community bank recognized for its strong
focus on customer needs, entrepreneurial approach, innovative use of
technology, and distinctive banking solutions. It takes a
community-centric approach to combining interactive design features
and technology in smaller store footprints near where customers live,
work and play. Umpqua identified a critical long term security need
within its infrastructure, which had the potential to positively
impact a major part of its business.  
With the VMware NSX platform, the bank's IT team deployed security
controls inside the data center network for a fraction of the cost
that would have been required using a hardware-centric approach. The
combination of performance and automation delivered by VMware NSX has
allowed Umpqua to cost-effectively operationalize micro-segmentation.
Implementation has been rapid, and the team has gone from VMware NSX
initial discussions to full production in less than two months.
Adoption of network virtualization has made remote provisioning,
management, orchestration and control of the bank's infrastructure
"Just being compliant isn't enough -- having the highest possible
level of security protection in place is vital for us and our
customers," said Sam Guidice, Manager Infrastructure Systems at
Umpqua Bank. "Micro-segmentation with VMware NSX lets us adopt a
powerful Zero Trust approach with our infrastructure, quickly and
cost effectively. Micro-segmentation-based security wouldn't have
been financially or operationally feasible without VMware NSX."  
VMware NSX - The Platform for Network Virtualization
 VMware NSX is
software that virtualizes the network and delivers the entire
networking and security model from L2-L7 in software. The platform
decouples the network from the underlying hardware, yet takes
advantage of the existing network infrastructure without changes to
enable new levels of service delivery speed, agility and cost
reductions. VMware NSX delivers a completely new operational model
for networking that breaks through current network barriers and
enables data center operators to achieve orders of magnitude better
agility and improved economics.  
"With weekly announcements of major breaches, the risk of exposing
intellectual property or sensitive customer data is now a Board-level
discussion for our customers," said Chris King, vice president of
product marketing, networking and security business unit at VMware.
"Umpqua's experience is a great example of how the smartest
organizations are turning to software-defined innovation to address
the increased pace of business while managing risk. VMware NSX helps
Umpqua be fast, agile and secure." 
Additional Resources 

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