- The coexistence of on-premise, data center, SaaS applications and unmanaged / web traffic. These signal a need for an approach that has “no exceptions” and requires the same measure of data loss protection, threat protection across each vector.
- Performance will become an increasingly important requirement. While early premonitions of a “100% remote workforce” are unlikely to be the case, a form of a hybrid workforce will likely remain, creating a highly dispersed workforce which would include.
- Consider the composition of your workforce. Whether it is an increase in contractors, 3rd party service organizations or users from the gig economy. These will have strict implications on where your data resides, what devices are used, and the type of policies that will balance security and productivity.
As an addendum, once you know your future requirements, how do we then get to SASE? My colleague Shane Moore recently published thoughtful commentary on a “Crawl, Walk, Run” approach observed by our community of customers.
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