Pulse Secure Extends Pulse Cares Program to Assist Global Shift to New Remote Workstyle

Pulse Secure, the leading provider of Zero Trust Secure Access solutions, today announced it is extending its offer to help customers support ongoing work-from-home (WFH) initiatives and bolster new online business services. The Pulse Cares program will be offered through Sept. 30, 2020, providing flexible licensing and enabling expedited deployment and capacity enhancement to support business continuity as organizations extend digital workplace capabilities in the wake of the COVID-19 global health crisis.

“Enterprises are experiencing significantly greater workload traffic during this global health crisis, requiring IT organizations to increase their application performance to support demand and to review their delivery infrastructure for scalability and resiliency,” said Shamus McGillicuddy, Research Director at Enterprise Management Associates. “Advanced Application Delivery Controller solutions that offer virtual and cloud management flexibility, such as those from Pulse Secure, can help organizations to scale rapidly while gaining greater cost efficiencies.”

As such, the Pulse Cares program will now offer organizations Pulse vADC temporary licenses for up to a 90-day duration to enable enterprises to increase application performance for WFH productivity and the launch of new online applications and online services.

“I am proud at how our company and partners have locked arms to support our customers in their hour of need and helped them with their business continuity and productivity needs. We remain committed to serving our communities, employees and customers as they navigate these challenging times,” said Sudhakar Ramakrishna, chief executive officer at Pulse Secure.  “Our Secure Access solutions are increasingly more relevant to customers as they adapt to new workstyle initiatives and advance their digital and hybrid IT transformation.”

Massive Increase in Sales YTD in 2020 to Support Global Remote Work Shift

Pulse Secure experienced tremendous sales growth aligned to helping thousands of customers maintain business continuity and shift millions of employees to work from home due to COVID-19 –  ensuring greater productivity and security.

“Pulse Connect Secure has provided the technology means to allow our employees to access corporate resources from any location and at any time securely with a computer or mobile phone, without leaving home,” said Leo Liu, Chief Technology Officer, APAC, Dentsu Aegis Network. “The ability to grant such a working model option to our employees is critical at this juncture, as it not only serves as a precautionary measure against infection, but also ensures our business is operating as usual, without any disruption to our customers.”

Remote Work from Home Flexibility Becoming a Long-term Trend

Research shows a shift to more flexible and permanent remote workplace as a long-term trend that will change the way we all live and work in future. According to the 2020 Remote WFH Cybersecurity Report, produced by Cybersecurity Insiders, 84% of organizations are likely to continue with increased WFH capacity and 54% of organizations plan to accelerate user workflows and apps to cloud-based applications.

Pulse Secure also saw an increase in virtual and cloud appliance sales related to offering rapid and flexible deployment options for remote and work from home access expansion. From January to through April 2020, more than 3,100 new Pulse Secure Appliances were purchased, with over 40% of the appliances being virtual or cloud based.

Pulse Application Delivery Controller (vADC) provides enterprise extensible virtual and cloud application traffic management and availability to ensure app responsiveness and resiliency; including Optimal Gateway Selection across multiple geographic Pulse Connect Secure clusters.

“COVID-19 forced our business to rethink how our workforce could be positioned to continue business while maintaining the necessary safety precautions.  Pulse Secure provided the answer with the flexibility we needed to enable a seamless transition from “office” to “work from home,” said Scott Kollar, senior director of infrastructure shared services at Essilor Group.