The world of work is mobile and distributed, particularly for large organizations and global brands. These organizations in finance, consulting, technology, government, and more tend to have many branch offices and traveling workers handling their clients' sensitive information. It's challenging to scale secure connections quickly and economically to meet demand as workers move between cities or countries. Compounding the problem, different parts of the organization may use different ways to connect workers to resources, leading to inconsistent user experiences and higher IT management overhead. Building secure communication systems has typically required a lot of equipment, expensive connections, and secondary geo-diverse locations for failover and fault domain isolation. Simplifying virtual private network (VPN) architectures, unifying user experiences and can have measurable effects on the bottom line.
Read this use case to learn how one global professional services organization achieved consistent, seamless connectivity for 500 locations and more than 200,000 traveling workers globally, improving performance and user satisfaction. GlobalProtectTM cloud service secures access to all applications and enforces usage policies, reducing the risk of attacks and reputation-damaging security breaches. The organization was able to reduce costs by more than 40% a year at some locations by
- Eliminating expensive MPLS links by terminating an IPSec VPN on an SD-WAN device
- Centralizing administration and management of remote user and branch office access
- Moving to an opex model for remote access, and
- Avoiding purchasing multiple security appliances at branch offices.
GlobalProtect cloud service helps large organizations reduce the operational burden associated with deploying consistent security policies to all remote networks and mobile users, without the need to backhaul all traffic to headquarters or deploy physical security in every location.