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Ericom Software 2019 Predictions: 2019 is the Year of Zero Trust Security

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2019.  Read them in this 11th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed by Daniel Miller, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Ericom Software

2019 is the Year of Zero Trust Security

For 2018, I predicted that remote secure browsing would take its place as an important network security technology. And in fact, in their recent report on critical capabilities for secure web gateways, Gartner confirmed this prediction by naming remote browser isolation as a critical advanced threat defense capability for secure web gateways.

Based on this success, I'm upping the ante with two cybersecurity predictions for 2019:

1)  Zero Trust Security: In 2019, more companies will adopt Zero Trust Security strategies, based on the conviction that organizations cannot automatically trust anyone or anything, whether inside or outside of its perimeter. Currently, solutions for verifying and authenticating connection requests before access is granted are labor-intensive and time-consuming to implement. I predict that this year, cybersecurity companies will encourage Zero Trust adoption by beefing up their portfolios with new, less labor-intensive Zero Trust product offerings, such as remote browser isolation for Zero Trust Browsing.

2)  AI will play growing role on both sides of the cybersecurity battle between Good and Evil:  With AI going mainstream for security applications, hackers will increasingly exploit the technology for malicious ends. For example, cybercriminals can manipulate chatbots on websites to trick people into clicking on links or downloading files containing malware. On the other side, AI and AI-driven analytics will be able to gather information from successful ransomware and malware attacks and provide organizations with blueprints for defending against hackers.

As a global leader in securing and connecting the digital workspace, Ericom offers solutions that secure browsing, and optimize safe desktop and application delivery to any device, anywhere. Ericom enterprise-grade remote browser isolation, secure remote access, and cloud enablement solutions provide a superior work experience and optimize enterprise productivity at tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, with over ten million users. Founded in 1993, Ericom has offices in the US, UK, and EMEA, and distributors and partners throughout North America, Europe, APAC and Africa.

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About the Author

Danny Miller 

Daniel Miller is the Senior Director of Product Marketing at Ericom Software. He has more than 15 years of industry experience in corporate and product marketing, business development, and product management, supporting an array of technology services, hardware and software solutions-with a strong focus on cybersecurity in recent years. He frequently shares his insights on cybersecurity at industry conferences and podcasts, and regularly contributes articles to enterprise security publications. Daniel holds graduate degrees in Behavioral Sciences and Business Administration.

Published Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:15 AM by David Marshall
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