The VPN Security Gap

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.

SD-WAN Doesn’t Work for SaaS Providers

For SaaS applications that must connect to customer or partner data, SD-WAN doesn’t work. SD-WAN adoption is expected to grow rapidly over the next few years, with most companies implementing some form of SD-WAN within the next 5 years. For enterprises, SD-WAN is commonly seen as the modern way to build WAN connectivity to clouds,

What is WAN Edge Infrastructure?

As Gartner defines it, WAN Edge Infrastructure is a class of networking technology that provides connectivity to distributed IT resources. Whether those resources are in data centers, public clouds or delivered as SaaS applications, connectivity is delivered through a combination of hardware and software that works to provide reliability and security to the network. What

ZTNA for Banking

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

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

Securing a Remote Workforce in Banking

Banks and credit unions have one of the toughest security jobs in the world. They must balance the needs of handling some of the most important data in the world (financial records and transactions) with the need to facilitate seamless access to this data for their customers and staff.  As the events of 2020 unfolded

Zero Trust Puts On Its CAEP

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

Identity is the Heart of SASE

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

The Catalyst to Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

The changes made to IT infrastructure this year were not something new or unexpected. Many of the changes were things that many were already planning to happen – just on a much longer time horizon. As workforces switched gears from gathering in offices to working at dining tables and home office desks, IT administrators were

The Limitations of SD-WAN

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.