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A Better Way to Scale and Secure Applications For Your Remote Workforce and Customers
April 29, 2020 Blog

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many governments around the world to implement full or partial lockdowns to curb the spread of the deadly disease. Now, wherever possible, people are expected to work remotely from their homes during this social distancing period.

 

 

The good news is that technologies such as cloud now allows businesses to enable their entire workforce to work remotely and remain productive. However, affected organisations have to ensure that the systems they have in place can facilitate the significant rise in the number of web and SaaS applications users. Most importantly, they must keep employees and corporate data secure. This becomes a bit of a challenge when the workforce is dispersed across vast distances and using different devices and connections for access – instead of being centred around the physical office location in regular times.

But it’s not just employees that businesses have to worry about. Customer activity will also shift significantly from physical to online. In order to keep the business running and retain customers, enterprises will also have to make sure that they’re able to handle the surge and ramp up their websites, online and mobile applications. Failure to do so will result in unwanted downtime which would not only put a stop to productivity but also drive away customers and taint the organisation’s reputation.

On top of all that, research has found that online threats have shown no sign of letting up during this period, as cybercriminals try to take advantage of the chaos to carry out their attacks.

To address these issues, you need to have the right solution in place that can secure your application delivery and ensure that it is always available despite sudden increases in the number of users. It’s also essential that you protect your web, mobile and API applications from being compromised, and prevent data breaches.

 

 

This can all be achieved with a comprehensive and integrated Web Application Firewall (WAF) solution that can be fully automated to defend critical areas of risk. Barracuda’s WAF solution, for instance, provides complete visibility into hidden threats and gives you the controls you need to keep your most sensitive data secure. It also allows you to enable compliance, manage access and provide ongoing protection against evolving attacks against your web applications.

In addition, WAF can also accelerate your application delivery through traffic optimisation. This will improve the performance of your applications, providing users and customers with a much better experience overall.

For more information on how you can scale and get the most out of your critical web applications without compromising security, especially during this lockdown period, we will be hosting a webinar on the subject on May 20th, 2020. The session will be presented by Barracuda’s Senior Product Manager, Application Security, Tushar Richabadas.

Click here to register for the webinar.

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