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Security Lessons We've Learned (So Far) from COVID-19

Takeaways about fighting new fires, securely enabling remote workforces, and human nature during difficult times.
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Trusted Technologies May No Longer Hold Up Under New Pressures

Greg Touhill, president of AppGate Federal: 'Virtual private network (VPN) technology is showing its age and lack of agility to respond to crises. I'm in conversation with numerous CIOs and CISOs who are grappling with trying to enable massive, enterprisewide secure information access. Most have been using VPNs for a percentage of the workforce to remotely access organizational information. During this crisis, they have found the demand for access well exceeds their current infrastructure and licensing capabilities. Moreover, the timing to implement expensive expansion of VPNs exceeds their resources in time and treasure. We're seeing many organizations now looking at software-defined perimeter (SDP) technology to provide agile and highly elastic capabilities enabling secure remote access while actually reducing their costs.'
Read related story: COVID-19 Drives Rush to Remote Work. Is Your Security Team Ready?


Image: AppGate Federal

Trusted Technologies May No Longer Hold Up Under New Pressures

Greg Touhill, president of AppGate Federal: "Virtual private network (VPN) technology is showing its age and lack of agility to respond to crises. I'm in conversation with numerous CIOs and CISOs who are grappling with trying to enable massive, enterprisewide secure information access. Most have been using VPNs for a percentage of the workforce to remotely access organizational information. During this crisis, they have found the demand for access well exceeds their current infrastructure and licensing capabilities. Moreover, the timing to implement expensive expansion of VPNs exceeds their resources in time and treasure. We're seeing many organizations now looking at software-defined perimeter (SDP) technology to provide agile and highly elastic capabilities enabling secure remote access while actually reducing their costs."

Read related story: COVID-19 Drives Rush to Remote Work. Is Your Security Team Ready?

Image: AppGate Federal

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