For financial institutions, the shift to remote workforce has put a strain on both staff and technology. In the past, banks used to conduct all their operations exclusively in offices. 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,
When VPN came on the scene it was revolutionary. Employees working from home, or while traveling, now had remote access to corporate email and applications running in the data center. But as with most game-changing technologies, the party was great until the downfalls began to come front and center. These tunnels created a direct connection
The Similarities between Different Networking Solutions Confused by the ‘buzz-word bingo’ in today’s WAN networking products? You should be. Every vendor from basic VPN to advanced global CDNs is 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
The rise of SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) is transforming the way networking and security are delivered, eliminating the challenges of managing today’s distributed environments. SASE integrates SD-WAN, zero-trust remote user access, and cloud-delivered security, allowing for security solutions to be delivered from any location and managed from the cloud. This approach simplifies infrastructure by
The workplace has never been more exposed to security risk than it is today. Even before staff was forced to work from home, employees were on the road, accessing diverse applications from planes, hotel rooms, and coffee shops. To ensure productivity and business continuity, IT teams have been tasked with ensuring that these applications are
For those who follow all things networking, or keep tabs on the evolution of Linux, the word WireGuard can elicit feelings of excitement and curiosity. For those who don’t geek out on such things, you may not be as familiar with the word. Wireguard is a new approach to VPN technology. After years of frustration
As Michael Vizard notes here, virtualization of network features helps automate the onerous and often changing tasks of compliance. Legacy systems demand massive amounts of labor or expensive toolsets (or both) to achieve even baseline compliance.
The buzzword at the 2017 RSA Conference was “Software Defined Perimeter.” At least two dozen prominent booths had painted the phrase on the booth or dropped the phrase in the first 30 seconds of conversation. What is a Software Defined Perimeter (SDP)? How does it differ from a Software Defined Network (SDN)?