The recent increase in hybrid working has put the VPN solutions many businesses use for remote access under pressure and highlighted some limitations. As the number of employees accessing corporate IT systems remotely has increased, VPNs have struggled to deliver the performance needed for modern media-rich business applications and video collaboration tools.
Issues with Traditional VPNs
As the loads on legacy VPN solutions have grown, performance issues have also increased. Video and audio delays and dropouts frequently occur in video conferencing, and other media-rich applications, when used over busy VPN connections. Resulting in frustration and lost time in meetings for staff and clients.
Another key issue with VPNs is their complexity. Deploying a VPN solution requires a significant time investment from a highly skilled IT team. Then ongoing maintenance, troubleshooting, and security updates take up considerably more of an IT team's ongoing time, diverting them from other essential IT tasks. As demand for remote access increases over time, the burden on IT teams will intensify, making it challenging to meet the growing demands of hybrid workforces.
Cloudbrink HAaaS: The Future-Proofed VPN Alternative
Cloudbrink Hybrid Access as a Service (HAaaS) delivers a higher level of security than traditional VPNs, but it does so without impacting performance for remote staff while also simplifying deployment and the ongoing management overhead for IT teams.
HAaaS includes Advanced, Futuristic VPN replacing Technologies
High-performance ZTNA - ZTNA takes a granular approach to security, granting access based on user identity and other contextual factors, ensuring that only authorized users and devices can access specific applications.
Automated Moving Target Defense (AMTD) - AMTD randomly changes the network environment, making it virtually impossible for attackers to exploit vulnerabilities or maintain persistent access. It does this without impacting access from legitimate users.
Personal SD-WAN - Provides an optimized network performance for remote users regardless of their location or network conditions.
HAaaS is optimized to be highly performant for media-rich applications and video conferencing solutions, regardless of the number of users, their locations, or their network capacity. Cloudbrink delivers this performance via a global network of FAST Edge points of presence distributed across multiple worldwide cloud data centers. This distributed network provides low latency and high throughput, ensuring consistent performance for users worldwide.
HAaaS significantly reduces the burden on IT teams. With its superior deployment and management model, IT teams don't have to micro-manage HAaaS like they do with VPNs, and staff can focus on other important aspects of the IT function instead.
HAaaS is a significant advancement in remote access solutions, offering a more secure, performant, and scalable alternative to traditional VPNs. It enables businesses to support their hybrid workforce effectively while minimizing the burden on IT teams.
With HAaaS, organizations can provide their remote and hybrid employees with the secure, high-performance access they need to work productively without compromising security. While also reducing the workload on their IT teams.