Organizations are embarking on zero trust initiatives to deliver enhanced security postures across highly distributed environments. The network plays an increasingly important role in enabling zero trust by providing granular visibility into application, user, and device traffic on the network, possessing the ability to analyze this data, and automating the response based on the results. The Fortinet Secure SDWAN solution provides organizations with the requisite functionality to accelerate the implementation of a zero-trust initiative.
Modern IT environments are highly distributed, with applications deployed across private data centers, multiple public clouds, and edge locations. This means that most enterprises have potentially hundreds of applications spreading across a combination of SaaS-based, IaaS-based, private DC-based, or edge locations. Adding even more complexity is the fact that shadow IT groups can spin up applications without full knowledge of the IT team.