For decades extranets have connected enterprises to customers, vendors, and contractors. They have been built using traditional networking gear stretched to accommodate the unique security, networking, and deployment requirements of connecting between enterprise networking perimeters. An extranet is a logical network zone meant to connect multiple parties under different admin domains across a range of
How Secure Are Application Networks?
Application networks enhance security when connecting centralized apps to multiple organizations. As modern software architectures become more distributed, application networks have emerged as a way to seamlessly connect applications, data and devices residing in multiple locations. An effective application network creates a layer of connectivity that mitigates the complexities of connecting, managing, and supporting an
Secure a Remote Workforce by Killing the VPN
VPN served its purpose well, but Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) is now transforming the definition of remote access solutions. When it was created, VPN was an answer to the IT architectures and business challenges of the time. Centralized data centers hosting enterprise applications needed to be used by employees when they were ‘off-site.’ These
The Recipe For Your First SASE
SASE (secure access service edge) represents the convergence of networking and security into a cloud-delivered service. This architectural paradigm shift is getting both enterprises and security solution providers to re-evaluate the way that they deliver security services across every IT environment. Like with many evolving technologies there is a lot of confusion about what is
SD-WAN, SDP, ZTNA… Are They Really That Different?
Confused by ‘buzz-word bingo’ in today’s WAN networking products? You should be. Every vendor from basic VPN to advanced global CDNs are rebranding across a variety of networking categories. The real secret is – when these solutions become more product than promises,there is not much difference between any of them. Whether they are called SD-WAN,
Predict the Future of SASE With an Eye to the Past
It was not that long ago that a wide variety of security and networking technologies first erupted in the market. Firewalls, anti-virus, IDS/IPS, web content management, site-to-site and user VPNs were offered by dozens of different vendors on dedicated appliances without a thought to centralized management or product integration. From this chaos came the next
The Path to Victory in the SASE Market
The victor in the evolving SASE market will deliver the highest quality user experience by solving the security service chaining problem while competing head-on with the legacy security solutions that dominate IT security spending today. They will build their solution on a platform that integrates software-defined networking, edge computing, and solves the expensive problems of