Cyxtera named by Gartner as a Representative Vendor in Report “Fact or Fiction: Are Software-Defined Perimeters Really the Next-Generation VPNs?”

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November 19, 2018

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MIAMI – NOVEMBER 19, 2018 – Cyxtera Technologies, the secure infrastructure company, today announced that Gartner, a leading global research and advisory firm, has named Cyxtera as a Representative Vendor in its report, “Fact or Fiction: Are Software-Defined Perimeters Really the Next-Generation VPNs?”(Published 9 November 2018, Authored by Joerg Fritsch and Mark Judd). The report analyzes software-defined perimeter (SDP) technology and provides guidance for professionals involved in network security.

Today’s hybrid, dynamic and distributed I.T. shouldn’t have to rely on archaic VPN and firewall technologies to remain secure. Designed for the modern enterprise, software-defined perimeter technology like Cyxtera’s AppGate SDP grants specific, adaptable access to applications and systems based on a person’s identity, not an IP address. It secures applications regardless of platform or location – on premises, off premises and in hybrid cloud environments.

Gartner states: “Enterprise access requirements are growing ever more complex due to application dynamics, cloud adoption and mergers. To cut through this complexity, technical professionals should explore SDP — a new technology whose strength lies in facilitating access to enterprise apps.”

“Legacy technologies like VPNs and NACs are simply not effective in a perimeter-less world because they are static and cumbersome,” said Ricardo Villadiego, General Manager of Secure Access and Anti-Fraud at Cyxtera. “SDP is essential to cyber defense because it addresses the epidemic created by over-entitled access to entire corporate networks. In our view, this report sheds light on challenges organizations face as they try to properly secure their modern infrastructure.” Villadiego concludes, “Cyxtera, a pioneer of SDP, is pleased to be included in this report as a Representative Vendor and we are committed to helping customers realize the technology’s potential.”

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About Cyxtera

Cyxtera Technologies combines a worldwide footprint of 50+ best-in-class data centers with a portfolio of modern, cloud- and hybrid-ready security and analytics offerings – providing more than 3,500 enterprises, government agencies and service providers an integrated, secure and cyber-resilient infrastructure platform for critical applications and systems. For more information about Cyxtera visit,