Fact or Fiction: Are Software-Defined Perimeters Really the Next-Generation VPNs?

Published: 09 November 2018 ID: G00361345

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Enterprise access requirements are growing ever more complex due to application dynamics, cloud adoption and mergers. To cut through this complexity, technical professionals should explore SDP — a new technology whose strength lies in facilitating access to enterprise apps.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • SDP: What It Is
    • Client-to-Site VPN Access Cannot Keep Up
    • SDP Architecture
    • How Difficult Is SDP to Deploy?
    • Mostly True: Software-Defined Perimeters Are the Next-Generation VPNs
    • Five Strategic Use Cases for SDP
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Guidance
    • Use SDP as an Addition to Your Remote-Access Platform
    • Perform a Thorough Risk Assessment
    • Prefer SDP Vendors With Larger Numbers of Operational Enterprise Deployments
    • Put a POC Stage Into Your RFP
  • The Details
    • Representative SDP Vendors
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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