Gartner Research

Mobility's Impact on Remote Access

Published: 13 February 2013

ID: G00236637

Analyst(s): Phil Schacter


Mature secure remote access infrastructure is adapting to changing mobility use cases, device types and ownership models, and to support authorization based on rich context.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Evolution of Remote Access
    • Historical Context for Remote Access
    • Traditional Use Cases
    • Characteristics of Remote Access and Mobile Access Programs
  • Driving Change in the Near Term
    • New or Expanded Use Cases
    • Expanded Mobility Programs
    • Deployment Trends
    • Technology Trends
    • Vendor Strategies for Secure Access
  • Planning for the Long Term
    • Policy System Paradox
  • Strengths
    • Vendors Are Embracing New Mobility Scenarios
    • Solutions Mitigate Some BYOD Risks
    • Forces Auditable Access and Compliance
  • Weaknesses
    • Many Suppliers and Few Standards
    • User Experience May Suffer
    • Application Silos Persist
  • Take an Architectural Approach
  • Seek Versatile Solutions
  • Build In Capacity for Future Usage Scenarios
  • Be Agile and Accommodate Diversity

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