Kill the VPN. Move to Zero Trust

May 15, 2019
  1. VPNs authenticate to everything because they trust blindly. Once a user’s device is authenticated, he or she can typically gain complete access to an entire network – including unauthorized assets.
  2. VPNs are too simple and unable to keep up in complex environments. Rules based on IP address are either set to be too broad, allowing for wide-open access, or overly restrictive to the point of inhibiting work.
  3. VPNs provide static, perimeter-based security. This is ineffective when access is coming from anywhere and assets are living everywhere.
  4. VPNs are a siloed solution only intended for remote access by remote users. They do not help organizations secure users or networks on-premises.
  1. SDP is user-centric, designed to authenticate the user. It ensures we know as much as possible about the user’s context, location, permissions, and device security posture BEFORE allowing them to make a connection to the network.
  2. SDP provides granular controls, creating a secure one-to-one network segment to authorized assets; everything unauthorized to the user remains invisible and inaccessible.
  3. SDP is adaptive, reacting to real-time changes in user context and adjusting access permissions dynamically.
  4. SDP is extensible and scalable because it is built like the cloud, for the cloud. It integrates with operational systems and automatically applies security policies to new deployments in the cloud and on-premises.
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