The way business gets done is different these days. First, over the last several years, most organizations have moved toward a cloud-centric or hybrid-cloud networking environment. Next – suddenly and globally – businesses now must meet the needs of an entirely remote workforce. These changes expose a few of the shortcomings of VPN, which has been, up until now, a reliable legacy technology. If your team is struggling to keep remote access secure and stable, consider upgrading to next generation VPN technology: identity-centric, perimeter-less Zero Trust network access. At Fastblue, we believe this is the best way to ensure secure, stable, and scalable networking for global enterprise.
With the outbreak of COVID-19, organizations have rapidly implemented a work from home strategy to protect their workers and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To support these at home workers, many organizations rely on VPN connections for remote access
But here’s the problem – VPN’s were not designed to provide constant connectivity to an entire enterprise of remote users.
Today’s demands push traditional VPN to its limits.
A VPN cannot handle today’s security threats, nor was it built to handle large-scale bandwidth needs. Faced with an exponential increase in connection requests, VPN’s struggle with functionality, and IT Administrators face challenging complexities.
Here are 3 examples:
Protect your identity, not your IP Address
Zero Trust (Software Defined Perimeter) solves the problem of an unstable, overburdened VPN. Unlike a VPN, Zero Trust applications provide your users with a decentralized, “guilty until proven innocent” connection to your applications. Where a VPN has a centralized system that – once compromised – provides hackers with the ability to move laterally through your network, a Zero Trust network requires ID-based authentication. This allows a Zero Trust network to simultaneously create dynamic, one-to-one connections between multiple locations and the resources needed to support each remote user.
What enables the performance increase of Zero Trust?
Based on our industry insights, here are our top recommendations for securely improving your network to handle remote users across the enterprise:
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