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SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pulse Secure, the leading provider of software-defined Secure Access solutions, today announced the integration of SDP (Software Defined Perimeter) architecture within its Secure Access platform and the inclusion of Pulse SDP as an add-on within its award-winning Access Suite. By offering a flexible path to SDP, the company extends its foundation of Zero Trust access for hybrid IT and provides enterprises and service providers unrivaled provisioning simplicity, security posture fortification and lower total cost of ownership.
According to a recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey:*
Ubiquitous access to applications and dynamic resource provisioning are the new normal, yielding an increase in advanced threats and massive data breaches. As enterprises embrace digital transformation and migrate their applications and infrastructure to multi-cloud, access requirements have become more stringent and complex to prevent attacks and data leakage. To reduce risk, organizations are applying a Zero Trust strategy of “verification before trust” by incorporating stronger user and device authentication, granular access control, and enhanced segmentation no matter where the application and resources reside.
“Business leaders face a digital imperative to boost user productivity, while also mitigating the risk of data breaches that are growing in size and frequency,” said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, CEO of Pulse Secure. “From our inception, Pulse Secure has focused on providing a pragmatic approach to Zero Trust Secure Access that balances user experience with compliance. By incorporating SDP architecture within our Access Suite, we can deliver the deployment flexibility, scale and investment protection sought by enterprises and service providers.”
Pulse Secure Access Suite provides remote, mobile, cloud, network and application security with comprehensive VPN, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Single Sign-on (SS0), endpoint and IOT device visibility, Network Access Control (NAC) and virtual Application Delivery Controller (ADC) capabilities. Pulse SDP complements this integrated solution set by offering direct device to application/resource secure connectivity only after successful user, device and security state verification including geo location and behavior-based anomaly detection. As a result, organizations gain seamless accessibility while streamlining access provisioning, improving performance and reducing the visible attack surface. More so, organizations gain greater economies and a non-disruptive way to readily implement SDP functionality when, where and how they require.
“Despite industry suggestions about VPN replacement, SDP is not a panacea for all applications and hybrid IT infrastructure as enterprises migrate to the cloud. While deployments can offer comparatively simple, secure connectivity, SDP projects tend to be based on specific use cases and projects. VPN and SDP will likely co-exist for a while, so organizations need to keep an eye on joint usability, management and costs,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “By offering an integrated secure access suite that supports VPN and SDP architectures for data center and cloud, Pulse Secure can provide strong value that can be compelling for customers and service providers.”
Pulse SDP augments the Access Suite and offers an array of features and business benefits including:
Pulse SDP will be offered solely as a licensed component within Advanced and Enterprise Editions of the Pulse Access Suites in April 2019. Pulse SDP is comprised of an SDP Controller, SDP Client and SDP Gateway which are enabled within the Pulse Secure software, hardware and cloud solutions. This approach allows SDP and perimeter-based VPN functionality to work in parallel and provides Zero Trust access security and essential operational flexibility for enterprises and service providers.
With a simple software upgrade, customers can activate Pulse SDP using the latest Pulse Secure infrastructure. The Pulse Secure Access Suite, Advanced Edition with SDP option has an annual subscription MSRP of $66.00 USD per user for 1000 users. Other license and delivery options are available. Between now and June 30, 2019, customers can upgrade or renew their existing Pulse Access Suite subscription to activate SDP functionality at no additional charge.
For more information on how Pulse Secure can provide your enterprise Secure Access with SDP capabilities and to obtain free upgrade offer details, visit www.pulsesecure.net/sdp.
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*ESG Master Survey Results, 2019 Technology Spending Intentions Survey
About Pulse Secure
Pulse Secure provides easy, comprehensive software-driven Secure Access solutions for people, devices, things and services that improve visibility, protection and productivity for our customers. Our suites uniquely integrate cloud, mobile, application and network access to enable hybrid IT in a Zero Trust world. Over 20,000 enterprises and service providers across every vertical entrust Pulse Secure to empower their mobile workforce to securely access applications and information in the data center and cloud while ensuring business compliance. Learn more at www.pulsesecure.net.
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