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.