Earlier this month, the OpenVPN team attended the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference. The conference, hosted in Las Vegas, brought leaders from around the globe together to discuss how to get more value, reliability, and agility from technology vendors and investments.
If you were unable to attend the conference, we have a few key takeaways you won’t want to miss. Remember: it’s not too late to check out our free resources for conference attendees and explore the OpenVPN platform for free.
What visitors learned at the OpenVPN booth
At booth #502, the OpenVPN team met with business leaders from industries spanning education, healthcare, telecom, fintech, and of course security. Our team shared information on ways companies can transition seamlessly from perimeter-based to zero trust network access (ZTNA). Our team also shared how OpenVPN delivers all the capabilities you need for secure remote access for your teams – all built on our industry-leading tunneling technology.
With nearly 20,000 business customers around the globe who choose our best-of-breed solutions, team members Matt Mehus, Martin Zapata, Rohit Kalbag, and Sean Golriz spoke with attendees on topics like:
- Whether “good enough” is actually good enough when it comes to secure remote access (here’s a tip – it usually isn’t!).
- Is it time for smaller businesses and more-regulated industries to make a concerted effort to transition to a zero trust model – and what that means for their current tech stack.
- Moving away from the traditional definition of secure remote access as securing remote teams, to a more contemporary approach of secure access anywhere.
The team was also excited to share some of the ways OpenVPN has been working to continue to exceed the needs and expectations of our customers with solutions that offer flexible deployment, simplified management, and full scalability – like:
- Access visibility – Easily monitor your WPC access activities, detect traffic anomalies, and identify possible threats fast.
- Continued validation of the strength of security of the OpenVPN protocol – read what Trail of Bits had to say.
- Launch of Data Channel Offload (DCO) for OpenVPN Access Server which implements the Linux kernel module which handles the OpenVPN data channel – cutting latency and dramatically improving speed.
Gartner IOCS event highlights
The Gartner IOCS conference featured speakers on a variety of topics. A few stand-outs for visitors to our booth included:
- Sparking innovation in corporate social responsibility, approach to sustainability, customer experience and employee experience (CX and EX), technology and digital capabilities.
- Accelerating cloud value to meet business goals by developing and executing strategies.
- Engineering platforms and how to use a product-focused mindset, infrastructure as code and aggressive automation to establish and develop platforms that enable the agility required to empower the anywhere business.
- Enhancing operations to support centralized, distributed and cloud operations practices and technologies.
- Embedding security as a critical enabler of an effective I&O infrastructure.
- Optimizing costs while delivering value is a constant challenge and fundamental requirement for effective I&O management.
Miss OpenVPN at the conference? It’s not too late!
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