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.
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
The IT industry has been migrating from on-prem hardware and applications toward SaaS delivery for many years. This trend has accelerated as SaaS applications has become more feature rich, widely available, and generally accepted as cost advantageous.
Many of us can list a handful of examples where companies had high levels of market penetration, profitability, and a competitive moat that seemed impenetrable…only to end up failing due to lack of innovation. Kodak, Blockbuster, Blackberry are all examples of organizations that failed to follow modern technology and remain relevant.
With our latest release of the Trustgrid Portal, we’ve added enhanced alerting and monitoring capabilities to nodes. Trustgrid’s existing alerting features enabled our customers to monitor node life cycle information including – connections (up/down), profile updates (config changes), and health checks (health of remote hosts).
Cloud applications that depend on edge data suffer when an outage or slow down occurs on the network. Our latest release emphasizes fast and accurate triage by visualizing important data such as hardware resource consumption, network performance, and events.
We recently wrapped up extensive performance testing of our TLS based tunnels when compared to IPSec and direct (no encryption) connections. For the sake of brevity we’ll post the results in a series of blog posts.
Trustgrid enables cloud applications to integrate to localized data with low latency and high availability. SaaS providers connect to remote data sets over the Trustgrid network and can route data directly to local users without that data leaving the country.
The team at Trustgrid often laments the lack of innovation in WAN technologies. Many are quick to point to SD-WAN as an example of innovation, and they’re right. SD-WAN is pretty cool but it’s target market is very limited.
Network segmentation tools, like Trustgrid, offer ways to deploy truly private networks that could remain logically-gapped from the internet.
“GCS brings 17 years of IT services expertise that is a perfect compliment to Trustgrid’s OpenEdge product suite,” says Mark Stavrou, CEO of Trustgrid.
VMware’s NSX is a datacenter SDN product that is spear heading the “micro segmentation” architecture. Segmenting the networks by application or service reduces the attack surface to the individual application or service exposed. It implicitly denies all other traffic in that segment.