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SURVEY REVEALS inadequate security is number one VPN pain point

62 % OF RESPONDENTS
CITED INADEQUATE SECURITY AS
THEIR NUMBER ONE VPN
PAIN POINT .
H2i , A LEADING provider

D of multi-platform Software Defined Perimeter ( SDP ) and Smart Availability software , has announced the results of its premier Virtual Private Network ( VPN ) survey of IT professionals across small , mid and enterprise-sized organisations .

To qualify , respondents had to be using a VPN for network access and / or as a security measure . The survey findings revealed that universally , respondents advised that using a VPN created a number of problems for their organisation . Topping the list , 62 % of respondents cited inadequate security as their number one VPN pain point .
The goal of the research , conducted prior to the COVID-19 stay-at-home guidance , was to understand the challenges being faced by IT professionals charged with deploying and managing VPNs , as well as what new capabilities they would find beneficial . The next phase of this research , already underway , will examine how today ’ s work from home ( WFH ) paradigm has shifted the data security and VPN landscape . The Pre- Pandemic State of Virtual Private Networks ( VPNs ) Report highlights :
• The top three use cases : remote user access ( 83 %), site-to-site connections ( 57 %) and site-to-cloud and / or cloud-to-cloud connections ( 48 %)
• The top three VPN vendors : CISCO ( 663 %), Palo Alto Networks ( 22 %) and Check Point ( 12 %)
• The top five pain points : security ( 62 %), performance ( 45 %), cost ( 46 %), manageability ( 44 %) and reliability for DR ( 48 %)
• The most surprising finding : Almost 40 % of respondents believed their network had already been breached by a bad actor ( s )
The full report deeply analyses each of these topics , details the survey methodology and presents an analysis on the future of VPNs .
Don Boxley , CEO and Co-Founder of DH2i , said : “ It was indeed surprising to have almost 40 % of those responsible for keeping ransomware and other malware from penetrating their network , believe that in fact , it already had . And , while this survey was completely anonymous , we believe that this number is actually even higher – as some respondents would likely prefer not to admit it , even to themselves .
“ We expect this number to grow during the next research phase , given the rise in bad actors during the past year that were looking to exploit data security vulnerabilities as a result of the pandemic .”
Visit dh2i . com / the-pre-pandemic-state-ofvirtual-private-networks-survey-report for the full report . �
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