Topic: hybrid work
It’s very likely that as a kid you would have dressed up as something scary for Halloween and walked around your neighborhood filling buckets with sweets. I couldn’t wait for Halloween. Even as I got older, I would look after my younger cousins (stealing some of their sweets in the process), or meet up with...
Dirty appliances: The hidden environmental costs of VPN gateways
Another reason not to like your VPN. In networking we often discuss routing, packets, protocols and latency. It’s always been our lifeblood and our passion. Another area we are passionate about is hardware. A new router, firewall, switch or network appliance will elicit numerous debates and send us to a world of what if? What...
CxOs: Here’s how to budget for success during your Security Service Edge (SSE) project
Make budgeting easier when it’s time to modernize your access infrastructure. The air has a crispness to it, kids are back in school and the afternoon shadows are growing longer. For me, Fall has always been the season when the last revisions for projects and business as usual (BAU) budget requests were finalized. It was one of...
Five People That Should Make Up Your Modern Day ZTNA Tiger Team
The importance of multidisciplinary skill set, and the teammates you’ll need to succeed – based on 80s TV crossover episodes! As a kid who grew up on a steady diet of network TV in the 80s, I always got excited when a crossover was teased at the end of an episode. Take the original Magnum...
Remove the Zero Trust onboard headache with this new domain discovery tool
In this new world of hybrid work where users, data, and applications are everywhere, there has been an increased reliance on web-based applications and for good reason. Web apps allow greater accessibility, flexibility, and scalability of resources for users requiring access from anywhere. While web applications are great, IT teams oftentimes encounter onboarding issues, specifically around discovering unidentified domains, and easily defining new policies for those discovered resources.
How CIOs can stop the Great Resignation
For almost two years, IT leaders have been consumed with digital transformation efforts in the wake of COVID. With this new pressure, business leaders have needed to design a holistic strategy for the company’s IT transformation and reallocate budget and personnel towards modern cloud-based technologies.
Meet The Forum That Will Explore The Value of Security Service Edge (SSE) For The Modern Workplace
Two words will reshape the industry over the next several years. Modern workplace. This term means many things to different audiences. To some this is an emphasis on using platforms like Microsoft Teams, or Zoom for collaboration at work. To others this is around securely connecting employees to private applications, and across hybrid work environments, or even ensuring their business ecosystem has access to data. Some just think about it from a modernizing infrastructure perspective (more cloud, less appliances) In any case, enabling a modern workplace means rethinking connectivity.
VIDEO: ZTNA vs VPN
With the emergence of remote work, IT leaders have had to react quickly, many decide to simply buy more VPNs. Now years later, 77% of companies will make hybrid work a permanent fixture. They're looking for better alternatives for application connectivity. The new reality is that user experience is key to productivity. Ransomware has grown 500% year over year, and VPNs are one of the largest culprits because they allow network access. The constant game of adding hardware appliances and managing that infrastructure is becoming more expensive from a CapEx and OPEX perspective.
6 Questions IT Leaders Are Asking About Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)
Given the need to support hybrid work, Gartner heavily recommends that IT leaders consider a Security Service Edge (SSE) platform for the practical implementation of a zero trust strategy. An SSE platform largely incorporates these main technologies into a single offering: ZTNA, SWG, and CASB. Gartner recommends that SSE implementation should begin by prioritizing high areas of risk by replacing remote access VPN with a modern ZTNA solution. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2023, 60% of enterprises will phase out VPN technologies in favor of ZTNA.
The Security Service Edge: EXPLAINED
Security service edge (SSE) will be one of the most talked about subjects in 2022, and beyond. The problem is not many IT leaders understand what SSE is, how it differs from SASE, what to look for when selecting one, or the value they provide for the business.