Five Mistakes To Avoid When Securing a Hybrid Network

Most organizations today now operate on a hybrid network. According to Gartner, the recent shift to a remote workforce has had a lasting impact on networks. “Through 2024, organizations will be forced to bring forward digital business transformation plans by at least five years as a survival plan to adapt to a post-COVID-19 world that involves permanently higher adoption of remote work and digital touchpoints.”

However, today’s hybrid networks make centralized visibility and control increasingly difficult to achieve, especially when an organization does not have a central security strategy in place. Instead, organizations have deployed an average of more than 45 security tools across their network, most from different vendors. And each incident they respond to requires coordination across 19 different solutions. Such complexity inevitably leads to poor visibility, limited control, and exploitable security gaps.

Consolidation and integration of networking and security are the best strategies for addressing such overly complex environments. Deploying a common next-generation firewall (NGFW) platform as the backbone of a unified security strategy enables end-to-end visibility, ease of management and control, and consistent enforcement across the network. But selecting the right solution can be daunting, and there are several critical mistakes IT leaders need to avoid. Find out now what are five common mistakes when securing hybrid networks.

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