The network perimeter had matured enough to safeguard the enterprise from malware. But the rise of ransomware and the COVID-19-inspired shift from office to remote and hybrid work models has forever changed the game. Attacks and breaches are more prevalent than ever. Successful breaches rose by another 13% in 2022, with ransomware attacks growing by 18%. You can read more about the seriousness of the current security situation at the network edge in our “Infographic: Why you need Zero Trust and SSE at the edge.”
Security without Limitations
When you consider that forensic investigators have discovered that the bad guys remain present within a network for more than six months during the average data breach and that critical security alerts just rose by nearly 40%, it is clearly time for a shift of approach. There are just too many remote workers using insecure devices for business as usual to be possible.
However, increased security also shouldn’t alienate the hybrid workforce or inhibit their ability to do their jobs. Our new solution brief, “Security at the Edge: Welcome to the Cyber-Jungle,” lays out the many elements of a modern secure enterprise network and the best path for implementation. These include:
- Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) secures edge environments by creating a single fabric for networking services.
- Secure Service Edge (SSE) focuses on securely enabling end-user access and simplicity to SASE.
- Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) brings stricter access controls to the edge.
- Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) delivers such tools as services to ease the deployment and maintenance burden on enterprise IT.
Peace-of-Mind, with Modernized Extensibility
Some find this new world of edge and network security daunting, which is understandable. The process involves many new technologies, acronyms, aging systems to replace and remote endpoints to safeguard. Thankfully, Verinext-managed services for networking and security provide the answer. Verinext experts can assist you in beginning your SASE and zero trust journey with SSE, which immediately brings peace of mind as edge devices and users now have a far higher level of protection – while laying the groundwork for a larger-scale SASE initiative that modernizes the entire network and brings it into line with the latest security standards. According to Cybersecurity Insiders, 67% of organizations plan to start their SASE strategy with a Security Service Edge platform. 65% want to adopt SSE within the next 24 months (about 2 years).
Verinext SSE and NaaS offerings bring resilience to your security posture via foundational controls, up-to-date policies and effective procedures that protect your IT assets all the way to the edge regardless of the number of remote users your organization has. Verinext has the best strategy to avert ransomware, block cyberattacks, automate compliance and enable proactive threat and vulnerability management.