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Zero trust planning: Key factors for IT pros to consider

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Moving away from VPNs as a means to protect corporate networks at the perimeter and moving toward zero-trust network access requires careful enterprise planning and may require implementing technologies that are new to individual organizations. ZTNA employs identity-based authentication to establish trust with entities trying to access the network and grants each authorized entity access […]

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Who’s selling SASE and what do you get?

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Secure access service edge (SASE) architecture rolls networking and security into a cloud service, making it easier for enterprises to provide simple, secure access to corporate resources, but it’s still in its infancy. Vendors and service providers sell offerings that they call SASE, but what they actually provide and how they provide it varies widely. […]

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Survey: Zero Trust benefits remote work during pandemic

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(Editor’s note: An August 2020 Enterprise Management Associates survey of 252 North American and European IT professionals found that most had accelerated their adoption of Zero Trust networking framework. This article by EMA Vice President of Research Networking Shamus McGillicuddy further details the results of the “Enterprise Zero Trust Networking Strategies: Secure Remote Access and […]

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VMware highlights security in COVID-era networking

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As enterprise workloads continue to move off-premises and employees continue to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, securing that environment remains a critical challenge for IT. At its virtual VWworld 2020 gathering, VMware detailed products and plans to help customers deal with the challenges of securing distributed enterprise resources. More about SD-WAN: How to buy […]

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What is SASE? A cloud service that marries SD-WAN with security

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Secure access service edge (SASE) is a network architecture that rolls software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and security into a cloud service that promises simplified WAN deployment, improved efficiency and security, and to provide appropriate bandwidth per application. Because it’s a cloud service, SASE (pronounced “sassy”) can be readily scaled up and scaled down and […]

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How the network can support zero trust

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Simply stated, zero trust calls for verifying every user and device that tries to access the network and enforcing strict access-control and identity management that limits authorized users to accessing only those resources they need to do their jobs. Zero trust is an architecture, so there are many potential solutions available, but this is a […]

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Are newer medical IoT devices less secure than old ones?

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Experts differ on whether older connected medical devices or newer ones are more to blame for making healthcare networks more vulnerable to cyberattack. The classic narrative of insecure IoT centers on the integration of older devices into the network. In some industries, those devices pre-date the internet, sometimes by a considerable length of time, so […]