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How PA Networks Realigned Partner Program to Changing Nature of Security

March 11, 2019 / Zeus Kerravala

Digital transformation has shaken up every industry as smaller, more agile companies have come out of nowhere to disrupt the status quo. For example, Airbnb’s valuation is now higher than Hilton and Hyatt combined, and it owns no properties. Traditional businesses need to be agile to compete in the digital era, and that’s caused them to adopt a flurry of new technologies that include the cloud, mobility and the internet of things.This may be great for business, but as is the case with many things in life, for every Yin there’s a Yang, and the Yang in this case is an increase in the complexity of cybersecurity. Securing an organization has never been easy, but it used to be a lot more straightforward, because IT had control over where people work, what devices are connected and where the data is stored. Digital businesses are dynamic and distributed, and that means data, people or devices can be anywhere--enlarging the attack surface by an order of magnitude.