Building a wall, a ginormous wall, around your network may make you feel safe, but the reality is quite different. Organizations are distributed and their users are mobile. And, applications are moving to the cloud – SaaS and AWS are just a couple examples. So if you’re building a wall, where does it begin and end? Where’s the new network perimeter? And how can you be sure your wall is really keeping you safe?
Do you believe that your wall of security appliances offers adequate protection? Ask yourself this: could you email your executive team, directing them to download a malicious file, and be confident that no harm would come to them (or to your job security)?
The typical answer is no (typically accompanied by expletives) because:
The enterprise landscape has evolved and security controls need to evolve as well. Continuing to invest massive amounts of money in appliances to build walls (in the manner of the hub and spoke architecture) no longer makes sense.
The business value of moving apps to the cloud has already been proven. So why not move your security to the cloud as well? After all, the Internet is now part of your network.
Here are five reasons why some of the largest global brands are moving their security to the cloud:
While the old, worn-out path may be comfortable, it may not lead to you to the future, where agility will be the essential competitive advantage.
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