The events of early 2020 created the largest remote work pilot the world has seen. Shelter-in-place mandates meant most everyone worked from home, with employees striving to stay connected and productive. Meanwhile, IT teams scrambled to spin up infrastructures that could support their unplanned work-from-home staff.
Now, many organizations are realizing that there are benefits to having a distributed workforce—if they can solve the biggest technology challenge that remote work presents: network access and management. Remote workers have been wrestling with a plethora of network-related problems, from overly complex login and authentication processes to slow-running apps. IT teams have been struggling to secure and optimize a suddenly perimeterless network that is being accessed from unknown devices and unknown locations.