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
Modernize SaaS with Edge Containerization
Contrary to the prophecies of many cloud absolutists, hybrid environments continue to power SaaS operations worldwide. Hybrid environments are a blend of cloud and on-premise services that are operated and supported as a single environment. Today, much enterprise data resides and is generated on-premises, in customer environments, and even in remote IoT systems. Edge computing
What Is Edge Networking and How Does It Relate to Edge Computing?
SaaS has introduced flexibility and innovation to countless industries and organizations around the globe. While the benefits of SaaS for end users are plentiful and obvious, the centralized nature of SaaS also solved a lot of problems for software providers who no longer have to deal with supporting software in 1000s of unique customer environments.
Remotely Manage On-Premises Applications From the Cloud
How SaaS providers are managing edge applications and appliances. On-Prem environments are messy! However, they are necessary for many applications that simply cannot run in the cloud. This means that industries wanting to remotely manage on-premises appliances and applications have been the last to benefit from cloud adoption. As the movement to SaaS-based delivery models
Connect SaaS to Customer Data
Network-as-a-Service is the easiest way to connect SaaS to customer data sources Delivering a SaaS application from the cloud requires a rethinking of tech, team, and processes. There are some obvious decisions to be made like which public cloud you will be committing to, how to staff your new DevOps commitments and handling of new
Build Cloud to Edge Architectures with Docker Containers
Application developers are building more cloud to edge architectures than ever…. and they are doing it through the use of Docker containers and edge networking platforms. It seems like everything is moving to SaaS. SaaS banking software, SaaS cyber security software, and I recently stumbled on a SaaS application that allows me to control the
A More Flexible Zero Trust Networking Architecture
New zero trust networking option applies modern security to legacy infrastructure Zero Trust networking solutions have been getting a lot of attention lately, bolstered by the potential of ransomware and cyber attacks being used as a proxy for war. Trustgrid has seen a corresponding rise of interest in zero trust network access, or ZTNA, from
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
SaaS Networking Surprises
How many of us have started a home improvement project and ended up making a handful of trips to the store to complete it? Even a simple painting project can surface unforeseen problems that turn into 3 trips to the store for more tape, brushes, or plastic coverings. While this might be annoying, it isn’t
Cloud and the Complexity of Distributed Applications
We are in the business of helping software providers with tools that make them more secure and efficient. In those conversations, we get exposed to the infinite number of ways that companies architect, develop, and support their application’s infrastructure. While the architecture and delivery of applications has never been trivial work, there has been an
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,