Public sector organizations are faced with a significant challenge managing risk in an environment replete with sophisticated cyber threats, cost constraints, and compliance demands. Cost reduction remains top of mind, but there is little tolerance for any compromise involving IT security. Meanwhile, with the adoption of mobile devices, and the increasing velocity of data breach attempts, the challenge to reduce costs while strengthening security can seem daunting.
It's only daunting because public sector leaders have come to equate increased security with increased cost. For years, security involved layering perimeter defenses and physical technology infrastructure that drove up operations and IT costs. But advanced, innovative technologies are driving public sector leaders to step outside the conventional Band-Aid approach. A new breed of public sector security opportunities around software-defined networking has emerged – one that strengthens security and cuts costs. The key – hide all endpoints completely from attackers so there's no vector to target.