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As cloud adoption continues to grow, it is crucial companies understand how security can impact operations in the cloud and what the ramifications are if their environment is not adequately protected. There are numerous components to consider when establishing your cloud adoption strategy and security policies, including data, users, applications, infrastructure, and more.

Today, nearly all organizations have adopted the cloud to modernize their operations, enable rapid innovation, and accelerate growth. The 2022 Cloud Security Report, a global survey of 823 cybersecurity professionals sponsored by Fortinet, reported that almost 40% of enterprises are running more than half of their workloads in the cloud. Moreover, that percentage is expected to increase to nearly 60% by 2024.1 Many of these organizations have multiple disparate security solutions deployed, with few that integrate.

The world is heading toward a digitized future. Already, an entire generation has grown up immersed in the digital world. Digital transformation — or the widespread adoption of digital technologies to disrupt business models, create efficiencies, and enhance customer experience — is reinventing core aspects of human existence, from homes to industry, buildings to cloud, and beyond.

The term “network edge” has been in use for decades in the networking community and refers to the interface point of computer networks and the internet and is an important security boundary. This paper focuses on the “network edge”, “a location where a local edge data center interfaces with the Internet/cloud to support data-intensive and ultra-low latency applications.”1 For simplicity, we call these data centers “distributed network edge data centers” for the rest of the paper.

Global organizations are managing ongoing pandemic-related challenges—supply chain issues, worker shortages, and the continued need to respond to changing regulatory health and safety mandates. Businesses across industries are moving forward, leveraging technology to rebuild customer relationships, automate and streamline business processes, and increase revenue.