How remote working is driving the need for Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

In 2020, the world fell into disarray when the pandemic hit. Companies of all sizes were forced to shift to remote working whether they were set up to do so or not. In the haste to enable workers, companies will have likely scaled existing remote access implementations or quickly procured a solution. These reactive strategies may have sufficed as an interim solution to ensure business continuity, but with remote working set to be an important part of the future of work, there is a need to optimize remote working operations and continue to drive employee productivity. The leading analyst firm Gartner has touted Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) as the long-term replacement for legacy VPN, addressing the security, manageability and user experience challenges. The Gartner Market Guide for ZTNA provides an analysis of how companies are making the transition away from legacy remote access technologies like VPN to modern infrastructure that is capable of handling the lack of standardization across modern IT environments. ZTNA provides a normalized user experience for users, devices and applications, eliminating the distinction between being on and off the corporate network. Download the Gartner Market Guide for ZTNA.