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.
Topic: VPN replacement
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.