As more organizations reopen their offices to employees, many are still offering remote work as an option, with a new ‘work from anywhere’ model becoming the reality for the foreseeable future. The nature of flexibility in this work model leaves organizations with a new dilemma: how can they secure employees, regardless of location, and still protect their data and critical infrastructures while also achieving high performance?
The ‘work from anywhere’ model has been a greater catalyst for organizations to adopt hybrid data centers. With hybrid data centers, organizations are deploying resources across multiple clouds and keeping other business critical applications and data in on-premises data centers for compliance and control. While this helps achieve operational efficiency, as the data center infrastructure is more distributed and as the attack surface continues to evolve and reveal more security blind spots, distributed networks reduce visibility and increase the risk of breaches or attacks.