VPN is the past, not the future, and even in the now—it’s time for enterprises to start reevaluating their perimeter security approaches before it’s too late.
VPN already comes with a list of inherent security risks such as credential theft, excessive network access, and more, but today’s cloud-based world has increased these risks exponentially.
Operating in a cloud environment means anytime you give access of your environment to a partner, vendor, etc., your security perimeter becomes only as strong as the 3rd party with the weakest security controls.
Another huge danger as IT environments grow more heterogeneous and cloud-centric is the unsustainable need to manage many different types of VPN connections for different 3rd party infrastructures. This culminates in a massive lateral attack surface since each one of these users is gaining access to a slice of the network. Unfortunately, these attack surfaces can’t be mitigated either, unless application-level security practices are adopted.
Check out our next blog to learn how software defined perimeter technology can mitigate these risks and put you on the quickest path towards zero-trust security.