Companies must provide anytime, anywhere connectivity for employees without sacrificing security. Identifying and controlling who and what connects to the corporate network is the first step to securing the enterprise. Today, networks serve a vast array of traditional and non-traditional devices and other endpoints - everything from PCs, tablets and smartphones to industrial controls, virtualised servers, wireless access points and cloud-based applications.
Visibility and detection are minimal starting points for securing your network. Architecting a security delivery platform, delivering network traffic visibility across the enterprise and enabling effective security for the enterprise will maximise service assurance and quality of experience for subscribers.
Being able to centrally manage and unify your network access policies across a highly distributed enterprise to provide consistent, highly secure access to end users, whether they connect to your network over a wired, wireless, or VPN connection, is paramount. Policy enforcement should ensure the right people gain access to the correct networks and applications from authorised devices.
Network segmentation - which limits the scope of a breach - is arguably the best defence against the latest, sophisticated security threats. Having a strategy for segmentation and micro-segmentation in the enterprise is fundamental to ensuring the success of the implementation. Consolidating and centralising the network infrastructure is a key driver for segmentation.