Enterprise VPNs (opens in a new tab) It will eventually give way to software-defined boundaries (SDPs), but this shift is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
This is in line with a new NetMotion report that says companies are keen to adopt SDP, but VPN still has a lot of life to it.
Based on a survey of around 630 IT and security professionals, the report found that nearly nine out of ten (87%) enterprises use a VPN today. Almost two-thirds (63%) plan to continue using this technology until the end of 2022, while almost half (45%) intend to use this technology for more than three years.
As for why the transition won’t happen overnight, the report says companies have too much indigenous technology, which is a barrier to agility. More specifically, 98 percent have at least one local application, and three-quarters (75%) have at least four.
Despite this, the number of vendors providing SDP solutions (opens in a new tab) is developing rapidly. Two years ago, according to NetMotion, the market consisted of only ten vendors, but that number has risen to more than 30, indicating “extraordinary” growth in the category.
Four out of five organizations surveyed for the report said they are now more likely to consider an SDP solution, due to the increase in remote working due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, seven out of ten said they were considering adopting a solution within a year.
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