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Appgate named leader in zero trust network access by Forrester Research

By Catherine Knowles, Thu 26 Aug 21

Appgate has been named a leading global research and advisory firm by Forrester Research.

In the report The Forrester New Wave: Zero Trust Network Access, Q3 2021, the analysts write: "[Appgate] is the best fit for companies that need high security and a self-hosted option.

"Appgate offers its zero trust network access (ZTNA) as a SaaS, but also as a self-hosted option for enterprises and agencies that need it. Its cryptographic single packet authorisation (SPA) can make for a supertight network defence posture."

Appgate was evaluated amongst 15 vendors identified by Forrester as the most significant providers in the ZTNA category.

Appgate received a differentiated rating, the highest possible, in six criteria, including deployment flexibility, non-web and legacy apps, ecosystem integration, client support, connector capabilities and product vision.

Features of Appgate SDP, a ZTNA solution, include:

  • Strengthening security by reducing risk and increasing security controls for all users and workloads wherever they reside
  • Reducing complexity by simplifying security operations, configuration, management and compliance
  • Improving user experience and productivity by reducing IT support requests and accelerating business processes
  • Streamlining automation, with security-as-code for more agile integrations via bidirectional APIs and boosting operational efficiency via automated deployment and scaling without manual security controls or firewall configurations

Forrester also says in the report, "[Appgate] offers exceptional integration with services like ITSM and CMDB. Appgate is one of the few vendors in this space specialising in ZTNA without taking on the entire zero trust edge (ZTE/SASE) security model directly.

"Appgate delivers its security and business value through distributed policy-enforcement points that integrate with solutions like ServiceNow."

Commenting on the acknowledgement and the demand for ZTNA solutions, Appgate CEO Barry Field says, “Cyber threats are adapting to the dynamic ways in which people work, making it imperative for organisations to implement a zero trust security strategy.

"ZTNA, and Appgate SDP, is the foundational first step and sets the course for success, it’s why our customers rated us 9.5 out of 10 in terms of importance to their zero trust strategy.

"Whether your network resources are in the cloud or on-site, Appgate adapts to globally distributed users, devices and hybrid IT helping to future-proof your IT environment.

"We believe being named a Leader in this category by Forrester underscores our commitment to help organisations modernise their security to align with zero trust architecture.”

Appgate is a secure access company that provides cybersecurity solutions for people, devices and systems based on the principles of zero trust security. Appgate updates IT systems to combat cyber threats, including a set of differentiated cloud and hybrid security products.

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