Information protection in the web and cloud era

Transport encryption…the good and the bad

Published September 2017

Companies used to be able to lock their doors and shred their documents to keep their information from getting into the wrong hands. Then came the digital age - information was suddenly easily accessible and transferrable. To prevent it from being intercepted, stolen or accessed by unauthorized users, security technologies sprouted up to protect it as it flowed through the company’s local area networks (LANs), between their remote sites, and in and out of their discrete data centers.

Over the past few years, however, we have seen the digital world evolve – it’s been migrating to the cloud and going mobile - yet the security technologies designed to protect the data continue to operate as though there are defined digital boundaries to the business world. The reality is there is no containing data today – it’s literally everywhere.

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