The corporate network, once a great enabler of business productivity, is rapidly becoming an obstacle. This is leaving CIOs with no choice but to make a strategic withdrawal away from defending global and integrated corporate networks, towards more secure-able and relevant perimeters. There is no other way forward.
A New Paper Suggests it’s Time to Think Differently about Segmentation
The perimeter protecting the network, once considered impregnable, has been degraded by advanced threats and an explosion in the number of connected devices (and apps running on them) and a new generation of predatory malware attacks.
Since the dawn of the networking era, enterprises built open (flat) networks to offer every user access to (almost) every application. Many of these networks are global, spanning business units and national boundaries with unprecedented connectivity. Amazing. Powerful. Everything and everyone is accessible.