The current economic uncertainties and ongoing inflationary concerns have compelled businesses to embrace a cloud-first strategy to better respond to changing business and macroeconomic conditions. According to Gartner, worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services is forecast to grow 20.7% to total $591.8 billion in 2023, up from $490.3 billion in 2022.
Cloud technology has had a profound impact on how applications are developed and deployed. The flexible and elastic nature of cloud technologies combined with containerized applications have allowed app developers to deploy apps more quickly and easily. As a result, we’re seeing companies publishing multitudes of private applications to help propel their businesses forward, attract and retain customers, and keep their employees connected to the data they need to work.
However, one big question still needs to be solved. How can organizations ensure these cloud-based, private app connections are secure?
There are a number of challenges organizations face trying to securely connect their employees to their ever-expanding roster of private applications. These challenges include:
Cloud-first organizations need to accommodate their application developers’ high-speed innovation while ensuring consistent security and optimal performance for all private applications.
Prisma® Access ZTNA Connector delivers consistent security while streamlining and simplifying access to private applications hosted in cloud environments, private-cloud data centers, and on-premises data centers. ZTNA Connector provides industry-leading scalability and auto-app discovery to securely connect organizations to all of their private applications.
ZTNA Connector can automatically discover and onboard private applications into Prisma Access, providing deep enterprise application understanding to specify access policies in alignment with the principle of least privilege.
These latest enhancements to ZTNA Connector enable cloud-first businesses to support their app developers while staying in control of connecting their hybrid workforces to their private apps by delivering:
Check out our on-demand event, "Prisma SASE: AI-Powered Innovation Takes Center Stage," to find out more about the ZTNA Connector and the future of AI-powered SASE.