Another day another VPN vendor is compromised. This time from our friends at Fortinet. This time half a million credentials were swiped from VPN routers. Once again, the vendor had issued a patch and once again many customers had not updated their systems. By now we all understand that there are no certainties in life.
For financial institutions, the shift to remote work has put strain on both staff and technology. Historically, offices have been the only place where banking was done. It was the place where the vault was located, where customers came to sign documents and where their work applications resided. Now, tools like Slack, Zoom and even
While many are familiar with the advantages and challenges of VPN for remote user access, many are less familiar with Zero Trust network access (ZTNA). For those who don’t know, ZTNA is the next-generation VPN solution designed for high security and compliance organizations that require high productivity from remote staff. Because of its security and
No one in the world of enterprise security is denying the super powers of Zero Trust. More secure, more flexible, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…. Ok, I got wires crossed on that last one, but the point is that regardless of who you talk to, most everyone agrees that Zero Trust
SASE architectures allow IT to deliver networking and security to all locations, applications and users. This happens through tight integration of networking and security delivered through a single cloud platform. But one of the fundamental elements of SASE is its identity-based policy framework. The identity of users, groups, and devices is the foundation of how
Secure access service edge (SASE) is all the rage in network security, but the best path to get there is still not understood by many. SASE marries network functionality with security to bring policy-driven inspections and protections to every facet of an enterprise IT environment. At the heart of this architectural paradigm shift, is the network.
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
The IT landscape has changed. Networks centralized around a data center no longer make sense when applications are served from the cloud and users are working from remote locations. The internet has become a staple of enterprise networks but brings along security concerns that can no longer be solved with on-premise security appliances. SASE architectures
When electric cars first began gaining popularity, traditional car companies thought they could easily replicate them and didn’t devote much time to develop a competing product. You could argue some still have their head in the sand, but we’ll reserve that topic for another blog. What the traditional car companies were reluctant to realize was
The term “identity-based networking” refers to the concept of an end user’s identity being tied to the network services they are allowed to receive. The initial implementations of this concept can be seen in ubiquitous network services such as 802.1x. Wireless networks have been applying the basics of identity-based networking to users who joined wireless
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 adoption of cloud technologies and an increase in user mobility are driving fundamental changes to IT infrastructure. These changes are resulting in a seamless work environment for end-users and increased productivity across every facet of enterprise organizations. Meanwhile, the components needed to secure and connect the modern business have never been more disconnected. This