M&As are challenging for the IT admins responsible for ensuring user connectivity to internal apps and the security of sensitive data. Activities of responsibility may include converging disparate networks, NATing to deal with overlapping IP addresses and creating consistent security standards. However, this is easier said than done leaving 61% of enterprises concerned about weak security practices of external users from acquired companies.
Divestitures can prove to be even more difficult. Users often require access to a subset of internal apps even after a divestiture takes place. Risk is introduced as IT admins place users on-net via VPN solutions, making the network vulnerable.
To maximize return on investment from M&A or divestiture activities IT must be empowered to implement changes quickly. In the old days these processes could take months or even years. Today, modern, cloud-based security services allow IT to work fast, improve the experience for all users and secure access to internal apps.