By Connor Cox, Director of Business Development, DH2i (www.dh2i.com)
Your friend just bought a ridiculously cool new Lamborghini—fully loaded with every gadget you can think of, and a sound system that will knock your socks off. Naturally, you are pumped to go for a ride. However, when you get there you learn that your friend decided to outfit their $1.3 million supercar with antique wheelbarrow wheels.
Needless to say, the ride isn’t going to be very comfortable and it’s not going to last very long.That massive financial investment has been rendered almost useless with a single component that is not up to spec.
Now, picture this.
Think of a beautifully immaculate disaster recovery framework that utilizes the cloud to its fullest potential.
It’s the be-all end-all goal for any IT team today—cloud-based DR that eliminates on-premises DR maintenance expense, protects data from physical infrastructure faults, and significantly reduces storage costs.
However, any cloud DR framework is only as powerful as the networking technology it utilizes to connect its on-premises systems with cloud targets.
Far too many organizations continue to rely on VPN—technology that was purposefully designed to connect remote physical sites.
Instead, cloud DR necessitates fast and flexible Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) technology. This tech was created to lock down hybrid and multi-cloud environments to:
- Regulate network access more granularly at the application level
- Eliminate physical infrastructure expense and vulnerability of VPN
- Significantly reduce lateral attack surface
It comes down to this. Don’t ruin your massive cloud DR investment with inadequate network security tech like VPN.
SDP is the way of the future and it’s the only way to ensure maximum security in 2020.