Shriram Properties observes that technologies that enable and operationalize Zero Trust model serve as perfect alternative for enterprise security


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Shriram Properties observes that technologies that enable and operationalize Zero Trust model serve as perfect alternative for enterprise security

Hariharan Subramanian
VP ‑ IT - Shriram Properties

 

Key priorities for 2021
Of late, strengthening the company’s security defences has been one of the major priorities for most organisations. In this backdrop, 2021 presents a challenge like never before. As some part of our workforce prepares to return to work, while a major part is still going to work from home, it becomes paramount to rethink our security approach and design a scalable architecture that not only extends enterprise security to distributed assets, but also enables us to extend security on priority to where it is most needed.

 

This means that we need to stop dividing security into silos of ‘inside the perimeter’, ‘outside the perimeter’ and so on, and instead focus on the singular aspect of ‘Security from Anywhere’.

 

Another major concern that CIOs are having to deal with head on is the fact that security today is a squalid, convoluted affair. We have got multiple security vendors catering to multiple requirements, and having hundreds of secondary integrations to cater to specific use cases. So one of the major responsibilities for CIOs in 2021 has to be the consolidation of their security setup with a view to reduce costs and streamline their security operations.

 

Adopting Work-From Anywhere
COVID-19 has certainly transformed the perspective of companies and their attitude towards security. We were no different in this regard. As with all corporates and enterprises, we had been adopting multi-cloud models. When the pandemic broke out, we anticipated that we had to prepare our security setup for the long haul. What was interesting was that our scalability and remote work security issues were not as pronounced as most of the companies in our space.

 

This is because along with rapid cloud adoption, we had previously done an assessment of our security setup vis-à-vis neoteric security trends, and found our legacy systems to be inadequate in terms of suitability with the cloud, scalability, and flexibility. After an assessment of modern security solutions, we found that technologies that enable and operationalize the Zero Trust model serve as the perfect alternative for enterprise security. Furthermore, during the pandemic, reorientation of access policies and consideration of BYOD users and remote users had become paramount, but with our new security setup, scale up was done within a matter of three days.

 

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