Intelligent CIO North America Issue 24 - Page 75

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As organizations continue to strive for secure Digital Transformation pathways , we hear from Paul Nicholson , Senior Director of Product Marketing at A10 Networks , about the importance of investing in technologies that support on-going Digital Transformation initiatives while also striking a balance between strong Zero Trust defense and operational agility .

Today ’ s enterprises have faced many challenges with the pace of change over the last few years because of Digital Transformation , and the need for that transformation to be resilient and secure .

These challenges have been amplified by the disruption of the global pandemic .
There have been massive global macro-economic shifts that have fundamentally changed the way companies operate , from the rise of remotely working employees to the adjustments of customer engagement strategies . Remote work was in full swing before the pandemic and it already had an impact on IT strategy and the shift to cloud , including hybrid cloud .
We are witnessing a broad spectrum of concerns as enterprise organizations look to shore up their defenses .
This trend has only accelerated due to the ease of remote deployment and accessibility for software , SaaS and cloud options . With all these changes , the spectre of security breaches is high .
This explains the rise and popularity of Zero Trust as a framework for securing networks in these new realities , and as an effective tool to drive cybersecurity initiatives within the entire enterprise .
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