“Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” This was written by George Bernard Shaw back in 1944. Yet, it might be more relevant today than ever before as many organizations are ready to make a significant change—moving away from their hardware-based network and security infrastructure to a cloud-based platform.
A switch like this isn’t always easy to justify. After all, you’ve invested quite a bit of money in building this infrastructure and even more in keeping it up and running. But, with more applications moving to the cloud, and your employees becoming more mobile and working from home, a switch to the cloud is inevitable.
Many organizations have already begun exploring what the cloud can offer—some simply by using cloud-based applications, such as Office 365, while others have already embraced a full cloud transformation. The cloud promises a host of business benefits, but they can’t be fully appreciated unless organizations change their way of thinking—especially when it comes to their network architecture and security.
Hardware-based security appliances worked well enough with traditional hub-and-spoke networks, which created a secure perimeter around your company’s data. But the move to the cloud has changed all that. The traditional perimeter doesn’t exist anymore. The internet is the new network, forcing organizations to re-think their approach around securing access to their data. Security appliances just weren’t built for a cloud-centric world and, soon enough, they will suffer the same fate as Blockbuster or the local record store—replaced by new offerings that are, in this case, built specifically for the cloud.
Why is a cloud-based platform better for today’s security and networking needs than legacy appliances? Let’s get a better idea by taking a closer look at the benefits provided by the Zscaler Cloud Security Platform.
Learn more about replacing your appliances with the Zscaler SASE-based platform
Many of the customers we’ve talked to are concerned about Broadcom’s acquisition of the Symantec enterprise business (which was responsible for your Blue Coat devices). This is yet another significant change for that organization. And this constant change in executive leadership can have major consequences on an organization and its products, often leading to a slowdown in innovation.
With Zscaler, you’ll be partnering with a cloud security pioneer and innovator that’s been running the world’s largest security cloud and platform of services for more than 12 years. And, our industry-leading platform has been recognized as a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for nine consecutive years—with this year’s furthest position for leadership and vision.
Change is inevitable. And the most successful organizations are the ones that embrace this change, usually to their benefit. That’s why thousands of companies around the globe are leaving their appliances behind and turning to Zscaler.
Isn’t it time for you to embrace the change that is coming, or, more accurately, is already here?
Visit our website where you can learn how you can easily replace your appliances. And check out our Internet Threat Exposure Analysis tool to see how your security stack stacks up against 16 common security threats.
Steve Grossenbacher is the head of product marketing for Zscaler Internet Access