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Elastic Perimeter Defense: The Next Generation of Cloud Security

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More than three years into the White House's "Cloud First" policy, federal agencies face a strategic decision over which type of cloud configuration to use. Traditionally, agencies have favored private, closed cloud configurations because they are thought to provide the most security and allow for the most control. But this model limits the cloud’s potential to help generate efficiencies and enhanced capabilities for the federal government. A new understanding of security based on software defined perimeters could fundamentally alter the cloud security narrative and present an opportunity for federal agencies to make the most of cloud computing.

Download this GBC Issue Brief to learn:

  • The biggest cloud security concerns for federal agencies
  • How the traditional understanding of network security limits agencies' abilities to leverage cloud computing
  • How an elastic perimeter defense promises to revolutionize the cloud security story
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