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When agencies make government resources available on mobile devices, they enable citizens to service their own needs in an on-demand format.
Better protection and performance for remote workers Edge computing also has implications for telework. Many of the government’s concerns about security, infrastructure and productivity have been alleviated by the success of work-from-home programs during the pandemic. However, the reliance on virtual private networks is not scalable and presents significant risk. If successful, hackers could
compromise government-furnished equipment and have access to the entire network.
Secure access service edge (SASE) technology allows agencies to use device profiling to verify that users are logging on from a government-approved device, blocking hackers from using stolen credentials and flagging any anomalies in behavior. A SASE-based “verify
then trust” approach also improves
performance for remote workers. There are many ways to provide an excellent digital experience for users,
whether they are citizens or employees. Agencies need to determine the right approach for their particular needs and find the right partner to help them achieve their goals.
Micah Maryn is senior solutions engineer at Akamai Technologies.
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