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The Future of Work is Hybrid – Is Your Security Ready?

By Jonathan Andresen  |  June 29, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 

The Future of Work is Hybrid  – Is Your Security Ready

It wasn’t that long ago that most of us used to work in an office. Fifteen months into the global COVID pandemic it’s now certain that the future will not be a full return to the office or a continuation of the present remote working experience – it will be both.

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What We Can Learn from the Colonial Pipeline Breach

By Jeff Birnbaum  |  June 16, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 

On June 8, 2021, Joseph Blount, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colonial Pipeline, appeared before the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs regarding the breach that injected ransomware into their servers and disrupted the company’s gasoline distribution network for over one week. In his testimony, Blount stated that the likely entry point of the breach was a “legacy virtual private network (VPN) profile that was not intended to be in use”. 

This type of breach points to the need for a unified approach for granular access to both cloud and on premises corporate data resources based on a number of criteria. The Bitglass Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution addresses this need.

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Perspectives: Gartner’s Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence

By Kevin Sheu  |  June 2, 2021 at 9:46 AM  | 
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Gartner recently published the 2021 Strategic Roadmap for SASE Convergence, outlining the migration to a Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) architecture. In it, the document acknowledges that the transition to a complete SASE model will take time. Beyond the practical challenges that come with refresh cycles, staff expertise, and the maturity of SASE offerings to truly harness the collective power of a converged architecture; it reflects a broader point of guidance: teams need to develop a three- to five-year roadmap for SASE. That guidance coincides with a period when organizations are beginning to plan for their future after one of the most disruptive global periods in recent history.

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Six Key Characteristics of a Modern ZTNA Solutions

By Jeff Birnbaum  |  May 27, 2021 at 5:00 AM  | 
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Even as organizations continue adoption of cloud technologies, the need for secure access to on-premises resources has not gone away. In fact, as many companies navigate a return to the office while simultaneously supporting a portion of the workforce now permanently remote, secure access becomes even more important. 

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