Turn on Your SASE: Meet Growing Remote Access Management Needs
We have a perfect storm on our hands. Driven by the current health crisis, record numbers of companies are sending their employees to work from home, and, simultaneously, attackers are using the cover of the crisis to launch an unprecedented volume of COVID-19-themed phishing attacks on end users.
While the drivers and arguments for remote access and telecommuting have been gaining momentum for many years, the current need is acute, and chances are your VPN-based remote access infrastructure isn’t up to the task of scaling to many times the number of remote users to which you are accustomed. When security gets in the way of productivity, productivity wins as users find ways to subvert security. Attackers are counting on this dynamic.
Other remote access business drivers include support for your mobile warriors, that is, your workers seeking connectivity and data while on the go, the resultant need for robust video/web conferencing, and the enablement of new branch offices as part of mergers and acquisitions. But it’s the health crisis that is accelerating the need for organizations to rapidly support telecommuting and remote access management and the networking resources required for those policies. At a time of huge underestimation, do you have the network capacity to handle this shift outside the core network and data center?
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