The remote access VPN was built in the network-centric world, when apps existed solely in the data center and a security perimeter around the castle was all you needed. But now the adoption of cloud has extended the perimeter to the internet, and mobility has skyrocketed. Remote access VPNs fail to deliver the security, visibility, and user experience required in this new era of transformation.
Users now access private applications from unmanaged devices and unsecured networks. Many enterprises have realized that allowing users to connect to the network to access private apps is no longer a viable option. The enterprise needs to rethink application access, and so begins the shift from VPN to software-defined perimeter (SDP) services.
But why is SDP the better alternative to VPN?
Remote users no longer have to log in to a VPN each time they want to access an application. It just works.
Private application access is decoupled from network access, no longer placing users on the network. Instead, the cloud service brokers a connection between a specific app and authorized user.
SDPs are cloud-based and require no appliances, ACLs, or firewall policies to manage.
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