Enabling and Securing Digital Transformation
The promise of digital transformation brings with it challenges including an increased threat landscape.
The new application economy requires that organizations embark on a large-scale digital transformation. They’re becoming highly distributed digital enterprises that house Web and mobile apps on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid environments, and grant user access from a variety of locations and devices.
Gone are the days of the network perimeter providing a control mechanism for this access. Now, people and things are the new perimeter, and their identities are the single unifying control point across all of the devices, apps and data that drive the business.
This transformation demands new methods of customer engagement, new channels and new approaches to security. Traditional security practices must adapt to this new open enterprise. The move is on—from traditional security that puts up obstacles that protect but inhibit business to an enablement-focused approach that first and foremost protects the business, but also enables it for growth. Identity-centric security is essential for a successful digital transformation.