Cyber Security
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1 in 4 Kiwi businesses struggle with digital transformation and security - can the right network help?

By  Kordia,
 3 April 2024

A recent research report from Kordia has found around a quarter of businesses (24%) say keeping cyber security in step with digital transformation was a top challenge for their organisation.

The report, based on a survey of over 200 business leaders from some of New Zealand’s largest organisations, also found that two in five businesses suffered from a cloud related cyber security incident in the past 12months, highlighting the consequences when organisations fail to get their security priorities right during digital transformation. 

Murray Goodman, Head of Product at Kordia, says that the workplace has been evolving rapidly, which has seen the underlying network technology needs changing as well. 

“Hybrid working and cloud first models are great from a productivity standpoint, but it brings some unique security challenges, particularly when it comes to networking,” he says.

“Often what happens is the old network security architecture doesn’t fit the bill anymore. Instead, organisations try and cover security with a patchwork of different security vendors and technologies, and that creates risk. There is no centralised approach to security across the entire network.”

Goodman says that one of the growing trends to address this issue is the rise of SASE and Zero Trust frameworks, that provide the control and comprehensive visibility needed to ensure a secure and adaptable network environment. 

“SASE and Zero Trust are growing in popularity because they offer a better paradigm for managing security, but before you can take that journey, you need to ensure that your network is fit for purpose.”
Goodman says that Kordia has been working with businesses to adopt a SD Wan model that is optimized for hybrid working environments, making it easier to manage security – and also prepared to adopt a Zero Trust or SASE framework. 

“If the business is shifting to a cloud first model, having a network that integrates SD-WAN with LAN and WLAN, so they adopt a common security policy that is centrally managed from a single management platform, is a good approach. This extends the security layer and policy to all devices connected to the network, so even BYOD are protected.”

Called Intelligent Wan, Goodman says Kordia’s solution addresses security, but doesn’t scrimp on other connectivity requirements.

“Security is important, but that needs to be delivered with a solution that enables the business – your people need to be able to access the network anytime, anywhere, without losing connectivity.” 
“Kordia’s Intelligent WAN is just that – a flexible, secure solution that ensures your business has the best possible availability and performance of business-critical applications – whether that’s connecting to public or private cloud.”

To find out more about Kordia’s Intelligent Wan visit .