- Network-Level Access – Traditional perimeter security approaches such as VPNs grant users access to your organization’s entire network. That means the breach of any one of these connections can compromise the entire network.
- Ease of Scalability – Being able to scale up and out is vital to organizational success, but with conventional perimeter security methods, scaling requires purchasing new hardware – an option not all companies can afford.
- Open Ports on the Firewall – Vulnerabilities at the Firewall level are extremely dangerous, and these open ports can be easy for port-scanners or other hacking tools to detect and exploit.
- High Availability – Downtime is detrimental to business success, causing decreased productivity and losing customers’ trust. Typical perimeter security approaches don’t have built-in HA capabilities; when a connection is lost, it’s down until the hardware can be updated or replaced.
- Dependency on Physical Appliances – Traditional methods such as VPNs require an infrastructure of expensive physical appliances. These are often a single point of failure, so even doing planned actions such as upgrades or replacements will leave your network extremely vulnerable until the new technology is set up and configured.
When you start listing out the numerous points of vulnerability, it becomes quite scary to think about how many organizations are still relying on traditional perimeter security solutions today. Proactive companies have already started or fully implemented Software Defined Perimeter technology to protect their environments.
At DH2i, we’ve recently released our own take on SDP, DxOdyssey. The design of DxOdyssey prioritizes the enablement of a full Zero Trust framework. It also integrates our flagship Smart Availability software and adheres to DH2i’s commitment to create the most flexible, easy-to-manage software in the industry.