COVID-19: VPN alternatives may gain ground as a result of the pandemic

28 May 2020 | Research

Catherine Hammond

Article | PDF (3 pages) | SME Services| Enterprise Services

"The adoption of alternatives to traditional VPNs is likely to accelerate as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic."

The rapid migration to remote-working caused by COVID-19 has led to an enormous increase in demand for virtual private networks (VPNs). Operators have increased the scale of their deployments, but some businesses have nevertheless reported significant issues including poor performance and capacity constraints.

Providers are mitigating the limitations of VPNs, but alternative solutions for secure access to enterprise data and applications are emerging, and are threatening the traditional VPN business.


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