Pulse Secure Delivers VPN and Quarantine Management

Pulse Secure, the leading provider of software-defined Secure Access solutions, today announced the successful delivery of a deployment at PERSOL Group, designed to provide secure, remote access to employees while enabling the company to move to a Zero Trust architecture.

To overcome the challenges of maintaining its existing closed network, the group had initially sought to deploy a quarantine solution and a VPN solution to enable employees to connect to its servers securely, while enabling the IT team to control tightly where devices are accessed and by whom, with policy settings of Pulse Connect Secure.

However, it was unable to find a vendor that could deliver both solutions satisfactorily and in an easy-to-manage way, until it ran a PoC (proof-of-concept) test with Pulse Secure. With this exercise, the IT team at PERSOL found that Pulse Secure was able to deliver on both fronts, enabling employees to securely access the internal network with a vastly improved user interface.

As the pandemic in early 2020 forced the lockdown of cities globally, PERSOL accelerated its deployment of Pulse Connect Secure provided by Pulse Secure Japan to keep its business running amid emergency health and safety measures.

By the end of April 2020, PERSOL was able to allow 10,000 simultaneous connections, up from an initial 5,000 in the Kanto region in Japan. More importantly, the change heralded the first step towards a modern network infrastructure, one that is based on high-performance connections and security built from the ground up with Zero Trust.

Going forward, PERSOL plans to further deploy cloud proxies and IDaaS (Identity as a Service) and other cloud-based services that do not require users to always log on to an internal network.

Instead of perimeter defenses, it will be looking to build a network that provides heightened security along with better performance and simpler connectivity. In 2023, it aims to decommission its existing closed network.

So far, into the journey, what has inspired the development is the approval from end-users as well as leaders in the group. PERSOL now aims to use Zero Trust as a concept to build a secure and flexible network, while keeping things seamless for the end-user.

(This content is surmised from a press release)