Are you curious to know more about the distinctions between a VPN and a software-defined perimeter? Learn more by reading on.

While VPNs are effective for a small number of remote workers and digital resources, their perimeter-based security solution is inadequate for today’s security needs and is more susceptible to hacker attacks. This is where SDP comes in. Software-Defined Perimeters (SDP) are useful in this situation. This blog will examine SDP vs. VPN in-depth to determine why SDP is the best and most secure substitute for VPN connections.

Let’s differentiate them more.

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are encrypted networks that are layered on top of unsecured networks. It establishes secure connections between servers and devices such that it appears as though each is connected to its own private network.

VPNs have historically been used to control and secure access to corporate infrastructure. An SDP can sometimes take the place of a VPN.

It should be technically impossible to connect to a server without authorization while using an SDP. Only after confirming the user’s identity and determining the device’s state, SDPs grant users access.

The SDP creates a unique network connection between the device and the server it is attempting to visit after the user and device has been authenticated. An authenticated user receives their own network connection that only they can access and that only contains the services to which they have been granted access, rather than being logged in to a broader network that everyone else can access.

Limit the attack surface that legacy VPNs expose. With the aid of a Software-Defined Perimeter solution, IT staff may restrict resource access based on user, role, and other identifiers, enabling your business to confidently utilize several clouds and safely accommodate several remote workers.