Podcast: Remote access rundown with Omdia's Rik Turner

Omdia Principal Analyst Rik Turner discusses whether SASE is the next evolution of SD-WAN and security, why ZTA is front of mind during COVID-19 and more.

Kelsey Ziser, Senior Editor

July 23, 2020

Podcast: Remote access rundown with Omdia's Rik Turner

Omdia Principal Analyst Rik Turner joins the podcast to discuss whether the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is the next evolution of SD-WAN and security, and why Zero Trust Access (ZTA) is front of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"SASE points to the fact that there is this trend for networking, specifically in the form of SD-WAN, to converge as a cloud-delivered service with a lot of network security. The third element is remote-access enablement, beyond VPN," says Turner.

In addition, Turner addresses new security challenges stemming from more employees working from home globally. Remote workers flocked to online collaboration such as Zoom in an effort to quickly adapt to working from home, but some of these tools present new security issues to enterprises as employees rely more heavily on their home networks.

"The weakest link is the human being," says Turner. "Are we taking the precautions we need to to connect securely and guarantee that every time we're working from home, rather than online doing other things ... when we're using our machine to work, are we isolating that session and making sure it's secure and someone can't get in?"

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The Light Reading Podcast · Podcast: Omdia's Rik Turner on zero trust access

— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Senior Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Kelsey Ziser

Senior Editor, Light Reading

Kelsey is a senior editor at Light Reading, co-host of the Light Reading podcast, and host of the "What's the story?" podcast.

Her interest in the telecom world started with a PR position at Connect2 Communications, which led to a communications role at the FREEDM Systems Center, a smart grid research lab at N.C. State University. There, she orchestrated their webinar program across college campuses and covered research projects such as the center's smart solid-state transformer.

Kelsey enjoys reading four (or 12) books at once, watching movies about space travel, crafting and (hoarding) houseplants.

Kelsey is based in Raleigh, N.C.

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