Cast your mind back—way back, to that long-lost golden age when remote access to network assets and applications was an edge case. Only a small number of your users were connecting remotely on a regular basis, they were more tech-savvy than average, and most likely they only needed access to a small subset of your network resources.
Yeah, well, the pandemic put an end to that, didn’t it? Now that everyone’s remote, the minor frustrations of managing VPN connections have become a major headache. And what used to be an acceptable level of added risk has grown into a significant security vulnerability—especially as scores of users in distracting home-office environments try to get up to speed on unfamiliar ways to access the systems they depend on.
That’s where Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA) comes in. The basic idea of ZTNA is that, instead of relying on an initial credential check and then allowing full access, it continuously monitors a wide variety of factors at a granular level—IP and MAC addresses, geolocation, resource usage, etc.—to verify at all times that only the right person, with the right device and the right permissions, can access specific company resources.
It’s not a new strategy, but in the past it was something of a niche solution—only marketed to those industries that relied on a large or predominantly remote workforce. But now? Yeah, that’s everyone.
So it won’t surprise you to learn that the ZTNA market is growing fast. It also won’t surprise you to learn that Barracuda is right there in the thick of it. Our CloudGen family of network security and connectivity solutions is getting a major injection of ZTNA capabilities, to help distributed businesses like yours modernize remote access and make sure all your users are seamlessly and securely connected. And since it’s Barracuda, you know it’s fully equipped with advanced features, exceptionally easy to use, and extremely reliable and secure.
Want to find out if ZTNA is right for you? Start by registering for this upcoming webinar, where Sr. Director of Product Marketing Mike Goldgof and VP for Zero Trust Access Sinan Eren will go deep on what ZTNA is, how it works, and how your peers are already using it. It’s a great opportunity to get answers to your questions and see Barracuda’s ZTNA solution in action.
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Zero Trust Network Access: Securing the remote workforce
December 02, 2020
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Tony Burgess is a twenty-year veteran of the IT security industry and is Barracuda’s Senior Copywriter for Content and Customer Marketing. In this role, he researches complex technical subjects and translates findings into clear, useful, human-readable prose.
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