As enterprises transition to the cloud and hybrid work environments, network infrastructure no longer has one clearly defined perimeter. Legacy approaches to remote access, including virtual private networks (VPNs), lead to slow and unreliable performance that can reduce productivity. Multiple vendor solutions increase deployment complexity and reduce visibility and control, heightening the risk of data loss.
Even more concerning, legacy solutions provide a convenient way for malware to effortlessly cross into an enterprise’s most sensitive areas. This is because a VPN is nothing more than an encrypted tunnel. It has no security-scanning functions (no anti-virus capabilities, for example) which means malware can get into the tunnel without being challenged.
As the limitations of VPNs and other legacy approaches become more apparent, Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) is emerging as a better alternative, moving defenses from static, network-based perimeters to users, assets and resources. However, many enterprises will be forced to maintain VPNs for years until they can upgrade their infrastructure to leverage ZTNA.
Wipro and Netskope offer a strategic approach that facilitate the transition to Zero Trust by assessing your current cybersecurity maturity and designing application migration to ZTNA.