Thirty years ago, the corporate network was relatively simple. Security consisted of protecting applications inside the network and building a secure perimeter around them.
But then things changed. Applications began moving to the cloud, a network the enterprise does not control. Users expect to seamlessly work off-network and from any device, anywhere. Remote access VPNs worked well in the network-centric world, but in the age of cloud and mobility, where there are virtual perimeters around the user, device, and application, they lack applicability.
Today, private application access is shifting away from network-centric approaches to a user- and app-centric approach. This has led to the increased popularity of “zero trust” and the adoption of zero trust network access (ZTNA) services. Also known as software-defined perimeters (SDPs), ZTNA enables secure access to private applications by establishing connectivity from user-to-application on a dynamic identity- and context-aware basis.
ZTNA differs from VPN in three key ways:
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ZPA for VPN Retirement Solution BriefRead the Solution Brief
Learn more about zero trust network access (ZTNA)Read the Guide
The Definitive Guide to Secure Remote AccessRead the Paper
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