Digital innovation, cloud adoption, and the recent widespread shift to remote work have fundamentally transformed the network. And with the increased reliance on cloud-based resources, such as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and data moving from the data center to multi-cloud environments, the need for a new approach to secure network access—especially the challenges of implicit trust inherent in legacy network architectures—has become clear.
Today’s organizations require immediate, uninterrupted access to network and cloud-based resources and data, including business-critical applications, from any location, on any device, at any time. The challenge is that many of the issues resulting from digital innovation efforts, such as dynamically changing network configurations and the rapid expansion of the attack surface, mean that many traditional security solutions no longer provide the level of security and access control that organizations and users require.
Secure access service edge (SASE) is an emerging enterprise strategy that combines network security functions with WAN capabilities. SASE’s goal is to support the dynamic, secure access needs of today’s organizations—right in line with the security-driven networking strategy that Fortinet has been actively developing and promoting for years. SASE plays a critical role in ensuring that security can be delivered anywhere, including at the WAN edge, cloud edge, data-center (DC) edge, core edge, and endpoint devices used by today’s heavily mobile remote workforce.
Endpoints continue to be one of the favorite targets for cyberattacks. A successfully compromised laptop, smartphone, or Internet-of-Things (IoT) device can provide a foothold for threats to move laterally, infect other endpoints within the organization, and moreover enable attackers to gain access to other critical assets. In addition to weakened security, intrusions also divert staff time away from activities that enhance network performance and streamline operations.
To address these challenges, IT infrastructure leaders need integrated n ...
Network engineering and operations leaders are looking to software-defined wide- area networks (SD-WAN) to support the influx of traffic and applications driven by digital transformation (DX). These applications improve staff productivity while creating new business opportunities, but they also reshape corporate networking and security needs.
In response, many organizations are beginning to rethink their traditional WAN architecture. SD WAN has emerged as a replacement, but many SD-WAN implementations also present serious challenges—from ina ...
Much has been made in the cybersecurity industry of the benefits of SASE, but what are the pragmatic steps businesses must take to embed SASE into their strategy? This report by journalists who spoke to representatives from a selection of global organisations offers practical steps for businesses looking to overhaul their cybersecurity and embed a zero trust approach.
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The majority of enterprise companies have hundreds of apps deployed in the cloud, and that trend is expected to continue, according to a new survey by IDG. That said, 52% of companies find that securing those apps continues to be challenging.
But that doesn’t mean that the remaining 48% are fully confident in their cloud app security or are fully aware of all of the facets of cloud security they should be considering. Enterprise companies have deployed hundreds of applic ...
Determining which edge and cloud security vendor is the right fit for your organization can be challenging. Read this guide for evaluating the leading enterprise solutions so you can choose with confidence.
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