Organizations are finally beginning to understand that legacy hub-and-spoke network architectures need to be retired, and it may have taken a global pandemic for this shift to occur.
In March 2020, when workforces suddenly went completely remote, IT leaders scrambled to prop up overloaded remote access and virtual private network (VPN) environments to support access needs. However, these environments suffer from security and latency issues that had to be immediately addressed. Many responded by deploying Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) tools to replace or augment existing VPN environments.
Today, these solutions have matured tremendously to support hybrid and remote workforces and cater to the multi-cloud environments that enterprises operate from.