Redefining perimeter network security: The future is a hybrid

The idea of perimeter defense is as old as servers themselves — say the word and it conjures up images of ENIAC-sized machines buzzing in locked rooms, firewalls separating them from the outside world. Unless you work for the CIA, that’s likely not your reality. Instead, the data you secure lives in the cloud, flowing through laptops and cellphones around the world. APIs connect in; emails go out. When information is everywhere, security must be everywhere, too, leaving those who remember real servers to wonder if there’s even such a thing as the perimeter anymore.

As information pushes further into the cloud, the role of perimeter security is changing. According to CSO’s Terena Bell, it will become part of a multifaceted solution for network security. Read her full article about the future of perimeter security on CSO.

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