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THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE IS GETTING LARGER AND HARDER TO SECURE

MANY COMPANIES COULD GET LEFT BEHIND

We are living in an age of incredible Digital Transformation . There are few businesses that would readily turn down the kinds of advantages technology like IoT and the cloud can offer . In line with those developments , the digital enterprise is exponentially expanding with more users , endpoints and data than ever before . However , as too many have learnt in recent years , innovations bring security concerns of their own . John Fedoronko , Vice President of Sales – EMEA , ReliaQuest , discusses how smaller organisations can keep up with the pace of Digital Transformations while keeping themselves safe from the potential risks it can bring .
T IS NOW a central part

I of the way we work and live . It ’ s hard to imagine running a business without some kind of connected computing involved . From the humble email to the sprawling cloud – the digital world is nigh-unavoidable . That ’ s especially true as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic , in which businesses were often forced to ‘ digitise to survive ’.

That trend is only going to continue . 5G is coming and when it arrives , it will power massive IoT use cases that seem like they were conjured out of sci-fi movies . Smart
Cities , self-driving vehicles and automated factories all are now within our reach .
As a result , the modern enterprise network is more complex than it ’ s ever been . It ’ s handling more data than ever before and serving more users . Its various assets are constantly connecting in , out and through the network while new ways of working have stretched the network ’ s scope of operation far outside of the traditional network perimeter .
Enterprises are busily onboarding all manner of new technologies and the environment itself is hybrid – stretching across the data centre , the cloud and a variety of third-party
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