Perimeter 81 Recognized as a Sample Vendor In Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycles For Network Security and Enterprise Networking

Perimeter 81, the Secure Network as a Service solution for the modern and distributed workforce, has been recognized in the latest Hype Cycles by Gartner Inc., a leading IT research and advisory company.

We are proud to be named a sample vendor in the Zero Trust Network Access ( ZTNA) category in the Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2020, and the Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2020. This industry recognition affirms the success we’ve had in developing the next generation of innovative network access and network security products.

Over the past years, ZTNA vendors have replaced the need for the traditional Business VPN. As stated in the report, “As more organizations suddenly find themselves transitioning to much more remote work, hardware-based VPNs exhibit limitations. ZTNA has piqued the interest of those seeking a more flexible alternative to VPNs.” (1)

What is the Hype Cycle?

Gartner Hype Cycles provides a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. Gartner Hype Cycle methodology gives you a view of how a technology or application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of your specific business goals.

In each report under the Zero Trust Network Network Access  (ZTNA) category, Gartner Analyst, Steve Riley discusses how ZTNA provides a more immediate and modern solution in place of the traditional VPN. The ZTNA model offers better network visibility which most VPNs are lacking. Additionally, ZTNA allows organizations to enable a cloud transformation that will be more geared to their corporate network resources and applications.

In this year’s reports, Gartner highlights the different business impacts that ZTNA has to offer.  “ZTNA brings significant benefits in user experience, agility, adaptability and ease of policy management.” (2) Additionally, the report lists the different vendors that offer a ZTNA solution and the benefits that are being offered such as an increasing number of points of presence (Pop) which are helping organizations with network latency.

The Perimeter 81 Network Security Offering 

In each report, Gartner mentioned that with cloud-based ZTNA offerings, scalability and ease of adoption are additional benefits. At Perimeter 81, we are providing secure access to local network, applications and cloud infrastructures with one unified platform. By transforming the outdated, hardware-based security appliances into a cloud-based SaaS solution, we are simplifying network security for the modern and distributed workforce. 
As a holistic SaaS solution providing customizable networking and the highest levels of security in the cloud, Perimeter 81 is revolutionizing the way organizations consume network security.

Our Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution provides policy enforcement and protection by isolating applications and segmenting network access based on user permissions, authentication, and verification. The platform’s comprehensive software-defined perimeter (SDP) solution offers simple cloud migration security, seamless least privilege access to resources and secured access to cloud environments including IaaS and PaaS.

Unlike hardware-based legacy VPN and firewall technology, our scalable SaaS solution offers greater network visibility, seamless onboarding and full integration with major cloud providers, giving companies of all industries and sizes the power to be fully mobile and completely cloud confident. 

Global Recognition 

Being recognized as a representative vendor in both the 2020 Hype Cycle for Network Security report and the 2020 Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking report from such an esteemed resource validates our ongoing effort in the enterprise cybersecurity market.

“We are pleased to have been included in the Gartner Hype Cycle,” said Amit Bareket, CEO and Co-Founder of Perimeter 81. “We believe we are shaping the future how businesses will consume network security and this recognition validates the depth and breadth of our innovative offering. Being named by Gartner as a sample vendor reinforces the value of our approach to helping our clients with a more secure network connection to their cloud services and resources.”

  1. Gartner, Hype Cycle for Network Security, 2020, Pete Shoard, 30 June 2020.
  2. Gartner, Hype Cycle for Enterprise Networking, 2020, Danellie, Young, Andrew Lerner, 8 July 2020.

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