The global health pandemic has forced organizations to review how they provide remote workers access to IT resources. Existing solutions based on virtual private networks (VPN) don't always scale to meet the demand. The complexity and capacity limitations of VPN networks can also lead to a poor end-user experience. Additionally, as criminal gangs target remote workers more frequently, new security challenges present themselves that traditional remote access solutions weren't designed to solve.

To address this new reality, organizations are turning to zero-trust networks. Zero-trust is a security concept where every user and connection should be verified before accessing IT resources, regardless of where the connection originates. This allows organizations to publish resources on the public Internet without deploying complex VPN solutions that are difficult to manage and limit network performance. By verifying identity and other conditions, like IP address and device health, organizations can improve security.

In this on-demand webinar, Security MVP, Russell Smith, shows attendees how zero-trust networks can replace VPN solutions and how they differ from DirectAccess and Windows 10 Always-On VPN. You will learn how to implement a zero-trust solution in your organization and the technologies Microsoft and other vendors have available for providing secure remote access to users.

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Russell Smith, IT Consultant & Security MVP

Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to blogging about Windows and Active Directory for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Russell is a Contributing Editor at CDW’s Biztech Magazine.

Russell has more than 15 years of experience in IT, has written a book on Windows security, co-authored one for Microsoft’s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series and has delivered several courses for Pluralsight.

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Chris Herrin, Senior Product Manager at BeyondTrust

Chris Herrin is the Senior Product Manager for Privileged Remote Access and all third-party integrations for the BeyondTrust portfolio. He has been with BeyondTrust (Bomgar) for the last five years, beginning his career on the Sales Development and Solutions Engineering teams. Chris is an active Georgia Bulldogs fan, and has to mention his corgis in every presentation he is a part of.

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