It seems like everyone is going hybrid these days when it comes to enterprise architectures. According to Gartner, 75 percent of midsize and large organizations will have adopted a multi-cloud and/or a hybrid IT model by now. The reason is pretty simple, while 97 percent of IT decision makers confirm a positive experience with the public cloud, not everything can go there. Unfortunately, there are issues such as security, compliance, and the uncomfortable uncertainty of managing your stuff ‘up there’―wherever that place is―that prevents companies from the public cloud experience for all. If everything could reside in a public cloud however, what a wonderful world it would be.
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When it comes to service delivery, there has never been more pressure on IT teams than today. With rapid adoption of digital technology and the prioritization of responsiveness, employees, customers, vendors, and enterprise leaders expect digital needs to be fulfilled faster than IT can often provide.
As a result of advances in digital technologies, such as software-as-a-service (SaaS) and other tools with increased traffic demands, many IT teams are now in the process of replacing outdated WAN infrastructures that can’t keep up with modern requirements. The latest solution is software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN).
With the broad adoption of cloud services and the acceptance of public clouds for use within the enterprise, routing network traffic through a central location is no longer an option. Instead, in order to improve end-user experience and minimize latency, enterprises are providing internet access from the branch and enabling direct user connectivity through SD-Branch.
Cyber threats are not new just because more people are working from home. Attacks on your network happen every day, and did long before the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are learning a lot about risk these days. The medical industry is combating one of the greatest health threats of the modern era. Then there are the economic and financial risks that businesses and their employees are facing in a world of uncertainty. Lost in all of this, is the continual barrage of threats within the IT digital world that nearly everyone belongs to. The world currently undergoes 720 million hack attempts and more than 350,000 new malware strains are created every day. It is no wonder we call it a zero-trust world today.
As enterprises increasingly incorporate remote working into their operations, providing the necessary infrastructure capable of supporting secure, remote connectivity to corporate networks is paramount for continued productivity.
If you’re like most companies, your remote work program until now made up a subsection or possibly a small part of your work force and operations. Some positions were ideally suited for it such as project managers or specialized tech support that are out and about remotely working. For most staff members, remote work was limited to short windows such as an occasional snow day or a family matter that forced them home for one reason or another. Some companies recently have allowed employees to work from home one day a week as a perk or incentive to improve company retention rates.
Sophisticated business models require networking solutions that offer high-performance without increased complexity. As the need for interconnectivity across all sections of business continues to rise, enterprises are increasingly turning to secure SD-WAN for their networking needs.
When it comes to upper level executives and their IT security teams, there seems to be a disconnect when it comes to the level of support IT needs to protect the enterprise. In order to better prevent a security breach from is happening, it’s important that the C-level executives are aware and on the same page with your enterprise security team. Only 12% of C-suite executives expect a major, successful attack on their organization in the next 90 days. In addition, two out of five CEOs, other C-level executives, and non-executive directors feel they are not responsible for the repercussions of a cyber-attack. Any breach that is caused by the void between these important roles has serious costs associated with them.