Nutanix Flow is the company's new software-defined networking offering designed for multi-cloud environments. Flow provides application-centric security to protect against internal and external threats that are undetected by traditional perimeter-oriented security products. As enterprises are turning to cloud-based infrastructure for modern business applications, protecting the application requires Flow's micro-segmentation capabilities, according to Smith.
"It includes automating network provisioning and managing, but most notably native micro-segmentation services that govern traffic between individual applications to protect those applications against both internal and external threats," said Smith. Flow is built into the company's Enterprise Cloud OS, so there is "no separate product to install, manage, upgrade – it's completely built-in," he said.