The future of data security is freedom

When cloud data is secure, employees are  free to perform and businesses can thrive.

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New work styles demand new approaches

Apps and data are distributed across cloud and on-prem
User expectations have changed with remote work
Modern day threats are evolving

The cloud is now the rule not the exception

of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms. 1
of all organizations had sensitive data exposed in the cloud. 2
of companies experienced a cloud data breach in the last 18 months. 3
Do you believe moving to the cloud has opened your data up to additional risk?

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While cloud drives efficiency, it comes with security challenges

Hybrid and diverse clouds

Cloud misconfigurations are one of the leading causes of breaches in 2020, resulting in an average breach cost of $4.41 million.4

Cloud configurations are tremendously flexible. But this customization also means your systems become much more complex. And, if you’re not careful, this can lead to misconfigurations.

Shortcomings of access management solutions

While they reduce complexity, access management products focus on passwords and step-up authentication, which means they don’t monitor or control actions a user takes.

A good access management solution can provide a positive single sign-on (SSO) experience for users, but it ends there. The problem is that the security checks are quite binary — users get access if they provide the right credentials and authentication. It has no awareness of the user and how it’s interacting with your data and apps.

Lack of cloud-relevant skills and expertise

92% of respondents said they need to enhance their cloud security skills.5

When it comes to security operations, 84% said they need to add staff to close the gap6, especially when dealing with multiple security tools, the lack of cloud-relevant skills and expertise can leave room for human error that results in breaches.

Reliance on traditional appliance-based tools

Appliance-based security has a limited range of effectiveness and that’s within the perimeter they reside.

Point solutions, such as virtual private networks and on-premises secure web gateway (SWG) and data loss protection DLP)) are deployed in stand-alone configurations. As a result, their policies are defined separately, have different management paradigms and do not integrate well with each other. Appliance-based solutions have their uses, especially when most entities reside within a perimeter. But cloud implementations can be difficult to scale and don’t provide visibility into the systems they are tasked with protecting data. And because they tend to be deployed in isolation, security teams are bogged down by convoluted workflows.

Fast and evolving modern-day threats

Critical shortcomings of existing security tools and methodologies have been exposed due to an increase in interconnectivity and rapidly evolving cyber threats.

Today, attackers don’t simply “hack” into a system. They silently move laterally through your system until they find sensitive data or other high-value assets. Existing products like VPNs don’t provide adequate protection against credential stuffing or password spraying. And the rigid configurations and policies of IAM solutions are not able to continuously assess a user’s risk level before providing access.

Your users demand anytime, anywhere, any-device access
How many sanctioned SaaS applications do you have?

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of organizations report employees access corporate data from a personal unmanaged device
How are your employees collaborating with third parties (partners, vendors, contractors, etc.)?

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You have to protect data,but “Lock It Down” doesn’t work anymore

of workers admit to using SaaS applications at work without getting approval from IT.
of employees say they need to work around their company’s security policy to get their job done.

The Future of Data Security Is Freedom

You need a security architecture that is extensible and at the edge, closer to the users, and closer to the apps, and also provides an environment that allows for promoting collaboration and providing flexibility to the workforce to be able to use any device and access their data and apps from any location. Learn what areas are exposing your data to risk, and take this 2-minute quiz.

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