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Perimeter 81 outlines need for greater cloud app control and integration

Network security platform vendor Perimeter 81 is showcasing advantages for organisations of controlling access to ever-proliferating SaaS apps – as well as from working closely with AWS, Google and Azure clouds.

According to Jim DeLorenzo, writing for Perimeter 81, some 130 different apps are used by the average organisation today, typically increasing complexity and potential risk for companies in the cloud.

“Researchers have documented more than 50 types of attacks that target SaaS; 55% of organisations have recently experienced an incident in their SaaS environment,” he said. “There are more than 24 billion sets of user credentials circulating on the dark web.”

Perimeter 81 solutions like SaaSPass can enable secure SaaS app provisioning, DeLorenzo said, benefiting from high-speed connectivity via the Perimeter 81 global backbone.

Organisations increasingly seek out solutions from the likes of Perimeter 81 that are comprehensive enough to enable security and networking requirements to be unified via one network and one agent, he suggested.

The Perimeter 81 platform already provides cloud connectivity aimed at greater security, reliability, and performance, partnering with market leaders AWS, Azure and Google.

For instance, working with AWS Direct Connect to deliver zero-trust remote access and site-to-site connectivity.

Frost & Sullivan named Perimeter 81 a leading provider of network security platforms for organisations in 2022, naming it to its its 2022 European Enabling Technology Leadership Award based on the research firm’s analysis of the network cybersecurity sector.

Elizabeth Whynott, a research analyst focused on best practices among IT companies covered by Frost & Sullivan, said then that Perimeter 81 offers an “essential” SaaS-based, hardware-free cybersecurity platform for the enterprise.

“Unlike most competitors’ vertical point solutions, its broad approach to the market uniquely targets remote access, internet security and interconnectivity use cases for on-premise and cloud network cybersecurity across the enterprise,” she said in the vendor announcement.

Amit Bareket, co-founder and chief executive at Perimeter 81, said then that the approach reflected a shift among customers, with organisations increasingly moving to “the open internet”. This spurred demand for solutions like the Perimeter 81 platform, he added.

( Photo by Shridhar Gupta on Unsplash )

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