cybersecurity

On Monday, Cloudflare announced the introduction of a new zero confidence platform to help companies overcome the complexities of networking and security associated with an increasingly remote workforce.

Cloudflare One is a cloud-based network-as-a-service solution that is designed to secure networks, devices and apps, and boost performance.

In reaction to companies rapidly switching to the cloud and the improvements related to remote workforces brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the protection and efficiency solutions company says it has introduced the new platform.

The Cloudflare One platform offers, according to the firm, a series of tools that enable users to connect to work apps securely and easily, allow remote staff to use the same software without the need to open it to the public internet, and make personal devices more accessible for business use.

For identification purposes, Cloudflare One leverages Cloudflare Access and Cloudflare Gateway to inspect network traffic and block threats and data exfiltration. A next-generation firewall, dubbed the Magic Firewall, is also used by the framework for network layer filtering and browser isolation technologies to defend against threats from the internet. This week, all of these components will be rolled out and detailed.

The solution combines with the identification systems of CrowdStrike, SentinelOne, Tanium and Carbon Black from Okta, OneLogin, Ping Identification, Twitter , LinkedIn, Twitter, Microsoft and Google, and endpoint security solutions.

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Cloudflare One places behind a single pane of glass the whole business network. Cloudflare One helps enterprises to apply a clear collection of rules across all their systems by partnering with leading identity vendors and endpoint protection solutions, ”said Matthew Prince, Cloudflare co-founder and CEO. “Since the network is the common denominator of all applications, by building power into the network Cloudflare One maintains clear policies whether an application is new or legacy, run on-premise or in the cloud, and distributed from your own infrastructure or a multi-tenant SaaS provider.”

Forrester Consulting has been hired by Cloudflare to conduct a study on the impact of COVID-19 on cybersecurity teams. The study showed that more than three-quarters of organisations agree that their approach to cybersecurity is “antiquated” and almost two-thirds agree that legacy security network tools are not successful in protecting corporate data.

As with the move to remote work, 58 percent of those surveyed said they witnessed a data breach and almost as many reported seeing a spike in phishing attacks.