More and more organizations are embracing remote workers and transforming from on-premises to the cloud. The idea of a more user centric networks is changing the traditional network we once knew. While people are now working more remotely from home, cafes, as well as around the world the standard, hardware-based security appliances we’ve depended on are no longer adequate in securing remote and on-premise access.
Until recently, organizations adopted physical network security products that were site-centric. In a site-centric network, employees must be based at the headquarters of the organization in order to access security services or the cloud environment. This outdated technology leads to high latency, lack of productivity, technical issues, and forced to work with hardware distributors. There is no segmentation, network visibility within the organization's network. Cloud environments and SaaS services are not being properly protected and are sometimes exposed to the public internet.
In addition to being more vulnerable to cyber attacks, traditional technology solutions tend to be very expensive, lack of different integrations with SaaS and cloud services, and are extremely challenging to implement internally. Outdated hardware services, as well as open source consumer VPN solutions tends to limit scalability and provides weak network visibility due to the massive amount of manual configuration and overhead involved.
Organizations are increasingly adopting the use of remote workers and many companies are moving their entire infrastructure and resource to the cloud. They are implementing cloud services such as AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and more. Majority of organizations companies are still using the same site-centric and hardware-based network security appliances that we’ve relied on for the past 30 years, and these are no longer adequate in securing remote and on-premise access.