To say the network has changed dramatically is cliché. To say there is no longer a network is dogmatic and defeatist. Every organization still has network endpoints including workstations, and they rely on the cloud for apps, services and data that remote workers access.
Like it or not, the majority of data is being transported out there in the ether, in the cloud, on the edge, with third parties handling data and providing access to information and other services. A 2019 study by Gartner found that, “More users, devices, applications, services and data are located outside of an enterprise than inside.” From a network IT security perspective, you’ll want to extend private network protection out to your endpoints, your branch offices, your mobile workstations, and out to all untrusted third-party access points.
Get the edge security and performance help you need for this expanding, unwieldy and distributed network.
With OPAQ, organizations and managed security services providers can:
- Rapidly implement consistent security policy across the private network, and to and from cloud and Internet access points. Security-as-a-service ( SECaaS) from the cloud enables organizations to quickly deploy router, firewalls and VPN functionality where needed across any hybrid, globally distributed environment. OPAQ SECaaS also facilitates threat detection and response and reduces arduous patch management tasks to help oft-understaffed IT departments protect their enterprises.
- Bolster vulnerable endpoints, particularly those user devices in motion, which often expose themselves to untrusted hosted networks. OPAQ provides an additional layer of granular security that goes beyond servers and reduces the attack surface while preventing malicious lateral movement and strikes targeting your private data (e.g., via ransomware).
- Provide secure encrypted private tunnels for business growth requirements, harnessing the efficiency and performance of direct Internet access while leveraging private cloud access points and networks.
- Microsegment the network, including cloud-to-cloud traffic, to protect data exchange within and to and from the cloud. Embrace identity as the new perimeter, via strong authentication, access management, and zero trust between all endpoints.
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