The death of network hardware appliances

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Whilst many applications have moved to the cloud, or are in the process of moving, most network security functions remain tied to on-premise hardware appliances. Many corporate networks rely on legacy hardware appliances to define their perimeter, enforce policies, and route traffic.

Hardware boxes can be expensive, hard to manage and slow. With new supply chain pressures, lead-times of up to a year are not uncommon, delaying business-critical IT initiatives. The steady shift of data, applications, and employees to using the Internet as the primary means of connectivity, new security and performance issues arise that hardware may not be able to handle.

Watch this recorded webinar with Cloudflare experts to learn more about:

  • Challenges with provisioning and maintaining network hardware in the cloud era
  • How these challenges affect remote work, IT staffing, network security, and more
  • Cloud-native “as-a-Service” options you can deploy today
  • A roadmap for reducing your dependence on hardware appliances through cloud transformation, whilst adopting frameworks like Zero Trust/SASE at the same time

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