Gartner Information Technology Research

Securing the Enterprise’s New Perimeters

Published: 27 March 2020

ID: G00386904

Analyst(s): Jeremy D'Hoinne , Steve Riley


Aggressive marketing campaigns announcing the perimeter’s death can divert security and risk management leaders responsible for network security from adapting their practices to encompass both on-premises and cloud designs. New best practices must be put in place to secure enterprise network edges.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Shift the Discussion on Encryption and Cloud to Secure the Enterprise Network Edge
    • Outbound Traffic
    • Inbound Traffic
  • Upgrade Branch Connectivity and Security Requirements for Multicloud and SaaS Applications
  • Don’t Let IaaS Workloads Move Faster Than IaaS Security
  • Embrace a New Mindset for SaaS Security in Which Identity Becomes as Important as Perimeter Controls

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