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Trust As The Foundation Of Security

Our customers are moving more workloads to the cloud. No surprise there. The siren song of agility, scale, and cost savings can't be resisted. But as we highlighted earlier, security fundamentals are key to a successful cloud migration. In fact, we also shared marketectures to successfully migrate apps to the ... Read More
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Security Fundamentals Are Key To Successful Cloud Migration

Earlier I wrote about the importance of patching, or more accurately the importance of transferring the need to patch (& the associated risk) to someone else by using their cloud security service. While patching definitely falls into the security fundamentals category it remains as relevant as ever, but it's not ... Read More
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Time to Transfer Risk: Why Security Complexity & VPNs Are No Longer Sustainable

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Now, there are many reasons to isolate your infrastructure from the Internet. Minimizing the number of exposed things not only reduces risk, it also reduces operational complexity. VPNs are counter to this. VPNs make it so you aren't exposing all of your applications publicly in a DMZ, which is good ... Read More
Does Zero Trust Security Have to be Hard to be Effective?

Does Zero Trust Security Have to be Hard to be Effective?

That's where Zero Trust security comes in. Yes, there are many flavors and debates around Zero Trust security, but for the purpose of this post I will try to keep it simple. (Don't get me started on how we need to reduce complexity to reduce risk...) So, Zero Trust security ... Read More
Akamai Identified As A Strong Performer Among Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Providers By Independent Research Firm

Akamai Identified As A Strong Performer Among Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Providers By Independent Research Firm

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We are pleased to share that today Akamai has been cited as a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Providers, Q4 2018 evaluation. In the report, Forrester evaluated how each vendor's portfolio maps and delivers on ... Read More
The days of VPNs are numbered

The days of VPNs are numbered

We have been talking about how it's time to re-evaluate giving full access to the corporate network for some time. In fact, Akamai's Sr. Director of Enterprise Security & Infrastructure Engineering talks about one of his core goals--No VPN--here. Over ... Read More