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Software-Defined Perimeters: The zero-trust approach to secure remote access for contractors, partners and customers
 
The increased connectivity of the modern workforce is driving constant growth in contract workers. Remote contract work is prevalent at companies of any size, including those that are not intentionally remote-friendly. 
 
And yet, the majority of companies lack the policies and technological infrastructure to support efficient and secure remote work, thereby exposing themselves to security risks and hindering the effectiveness of contractors, freelancers, partners or remote employees.
 
This paper examines software defined perimeter (SDP) solutions, which provide a more secure and manageable alternative to legacy VPNs for remote contractor work.

We outline four reasons to make the switch from VPN to SDP:

  1. Reduced risk
  2. Application-specific access
  3. Efficient management
  4. Consistent end-user experience, no client required