2020 has taught us that we must be incredibly flexible in how we operate our businesses.
The pandemic, natural disasters, overall unrest…all of it has given us an opportunity to think about how we build a business that is not only resilient but prepared for what's next.
2020 has given us the "work from anywhere" economy. It's a new world with many new risks.
As we've moved into a new normal, we've found that there are several new truths in how we operate our businesses:
We need to be just as secure out of the office as in the office
We need to be able to access systems no matter where we are
We need to have solutions that have smart and total protection built-in (not an afterthought)
With these three key elements to drive success, we need our staff to connect just as securely, if not more as if they are in the office.
The great news as we plan for the long term is that there are solutions that combine security and networking into one that embraces a remote and cloud-first modern era.
One of these solutions we have had success implementing is called SASE, or Secure Access Service Edge. A fancy way of saying that there are about 10 different security solutions that are bundled together, easy to deploy, easy to manage, and costs less than you might think.
It's a new world, a new normal, and a totally new way of doing business. The best part is that with very little effort we can be prepared for what the future brings.
Welcome to the work from anywhere economy. Businesses that embrace it have a true competitive advantage.