While you may be moving to the cloud to better serve information and services to customers, partners and employees, anywhere, anytime, and on any device, there are situations where you need to secure the following:
- Legacy applications that have no cloud equivalent yet
- Information too sensitive to be trusted in the cloud
- Applications held in-house because of migration difficulties
These applications can still be delivered as a cloud-like service, accessible anywhere, from any browser using secure application delivery. The most basic of these is the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Virtual Private Network (VPN), but more advanced application delivery methods can be used.
For Full Network Connectivity Use SSL VPN
Where full network connectivity is desired, or all the applications are web based, a SSL VPN is recommended. SSL VPN will allow any user to connect to the corporate network with any web browser, from any network.
However, An SSL VPN is not appropriate when organizations need to deliver thick applications.
For Thick Applications Use Security Application Delivery
For thick applications, we recommend Security Application Delivery. These appliances run the application on-premise in virtual machines. Sensitive data never leaves the corporate network and the application remains quick and secure. Attackers on a compromised device can’t tunnel back into the corporate network.
Secure Application Delivery is one of the most popular methods to give your staff and partners cloud-like flexibility and convenience while maintaining on-premise levels of security. If you’re looking to achieve this kind of end user experience, contact SpearHead Networks to discuss your requirements.