Organizations are transforming the way they do business in a variety of ways, from creating new operating and cost efficiencies to service delivery methods. As they adopt multiple clouds to make the data and applications that enable these business innovations available wherever they are needed, this new infrastructure unintentionally results in an increased digital surface and exposes data in transit breaches.
Security has emerged as one of the primary roadblocks to multi-cloud adoption that requires movement of data, applications, and services from on-premises data centers to the cloud. Consequently, distributed environments must provide consumption from places such as campuses, branch offices and newly emerged smart mobile devices in a manner that is consistent with established corporate and regulatory compliance secure access policies.
Accelerating the on-ramp to the cloud requires a new, innovative approach. Security-driven networking allows enterprises to architect networks that deliver seamlessly integrated end-to-end security to connect with multiple clouds and implement a cloud-first strategy.
Maintaining a consistent security policy and appropriate access control for all corporate users, applications, and devices regardless of their location is essential in a multi-cloud environment. The sensitive corporate and customer data in motion must be protected at network speeds using mutual authentication and confidentiality over unprotected networks to achieve a defensible proof of privacy and compliance.
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