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 Role of Zero Trust in Enabling Hybrid Work
Increasingly mobile workforces bring with them an increasing level of risk. With work happening at home, the office, and really anywhere, security MUST be the same no matter who, what, when, where and how business data is being accessed.
How do Hackers Hack – An Experiment in Open Portal Attacks
What is a honeypot, you may ask? The term comes from the world of espionage, wherein spies used romance as a way to steal secrets, which was called setting a ‘honey trap’ or ‘honeypot’. The cyber version works in a similar way - creating a sacrificial computer system that is designed to sit on the internet and look innocent and unprotected, mimicking a target for hackers. It uses their attacks to gain information about the tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used by malicious actors.
What rose more than 1500% in the past year?
The price of Bitcoin, meme stocks and attacks targeting VPNs, according to a new...
What to Consider Before Using VDIs for Secure Access
A Virtual Desktop Infrastructure looks like a great match on paper. What’s not to like? You know where it is on Friday night, with your apps and data on your servers, not cruising the internet or making out on someone’s BYOD. It seems safe since it forces web access through the ‘house’ security stack and...
March Madness can mean pain for VPN users and IT teams
For many of us today we learn how good or bad our March Madness brackets look. For our network and infrastructure teams, they find out if their networks will hold up. Since 2010, the opening 2 days of the Men’s NCAA basketball tourney has been seen by many as by far the most unproductive work...
The Limits of Legacy VPN Remote Access
There’s no denying that the way we work has changed dramatically over the last year. Most employees are now working remotely and, along with ever-growing ecosystems of partners and third parties, need access to company applications and data from wherever they work. The threat landscape has also changed. Bad actors are increasingly taking advantage of...
Secure Access Challenges for the Modern Enterprise
Today’s modern world needs modern solutions to keep up with the pace of change. More than ever before, this year has made it a priority for enterprises to evolve to meet the needs of remote workers, contractors, and 3rd party partners needing to connect to the apps and resources required to get work done. Enterprises...
Simple, Secure, Scalable: The Best Alternative to VPN for Enterprises | Axis Security
Why Zero Trust is a safer choice than VPNs At a time when apps are the beating heart of an organization, security breaches have become more prevalent and damaging than ever. That’s why more enterprises are transitioning to Zero Trust Application Access (ZTAA) over VPNs. Key Differences Between VPNs and ZTAA VPNs are outdated Are...