Although organizations around the world have relied on it VPN services to enable its employees work from home during the pandemic a new startup called BlastWave believes that the software-defined perimeter (SDP) solutions provide much less risk to the business.
As part of its efforts to dethrone VPN, the company has partnered with Knight Ink, a full-service digital brand, content agency and expertise for cybersecurity brand contenders. Together, they released a new paper that introduces a new approach to secure remote access that abolishes VPNs in favor of SDP to prevent account hijacking (ATO).
White Paper entitled “Valley of the Kings: rising SPD and falling VPN”Explains how organizations relied on VPNs and Remote Desktop Program during the pandemic because they were the only options available at the time.
SPD via VPN
According to a recent BlastWave survey, 93 percent of organizations surveyed have deployed some kind of VPN, although 94 percent of respondents know that VPNs are a popular target for cybercriminals. At the same time, the survey also found that 67 percent of businesses are looking for alternatives to traditional VPNs for remote access.
Unlike VPNs, software-defined microsegmentation allows organizations to create communities of assets and people who determine who and what can communicate with each other online. Thanks to its foundation in security with zero confidenceThe SDP eliminates the idea that we should trust users, the assets they use, and the data they are trying to access.
BlastWave SDP Solution BlastShield combines three innovative products that combine infrastructure, disguise and multi-factor authentication without a password (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) for secure remote network-based identification for businesses that have adopted a security model with zero confidence. The SDP solution also allows organizations to hide local and cloud workloads from third-party and internal threats by hiding their infrastructure from cyber attacks using software-defined microsegmentation.
Compared to traditional VPNs, BlastWave applies a software-defined perimeter with zero trust across the organization’s network architecture (not just on end point) to make the entire network invisible.
We will have to wait and see if the organizations will abandon them business VPN in favor of the BlastWave SDP solution, but the company’s partnership with Knight Ink aims to develop documents, videos and episodic short films to demonstrate why organizations need to move to zero-trust network access (ЗТНА) based on its BlastShield proposal.