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Bring Branch Office Network Security Up to the Enterprise Standard

Published: 26 April 2013

ID: G00251295

Analyst(s): Jeremy D'Hoinne


Security managers for the distributed enterprise face increased pressure from branch offices to get direct Internet access, which implies local security. To deal with APTs, they must do more than treating branch offices as SMBs, and only relying on UTM technology.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Think About Branch Offices as Demilitarized Zones or Mobile Users
  • Adapt Your Processes
  • Challenge Off-the-Shelf Solutions to Meet Branch Offices' Specific Needs
  • What's Next?

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