3 Principles for Effective Business Continuity Planning

Business continuity planning (BCP) is all about being prepared for the unexpected. While BCP is an enterprise-wide effort, IT plays a particularly important role in sustaining operations.

Is your Business Continuity Planning ready?

As enterprises migrate to the cloud and adopt a work-from-anywhere model, BCP today must also include continuous access to cloud applications and support for remote users. Yet the traditional network architecture (MPLS connectivity, VPN servers, etc.) is not built with cloud services and remote users in mind. This inevitably introduces new challenges to business continuity planning today, not to mention the global pandemic in the background.

Three Measures for BCP Readiness

To ensure continuity to all edges and locations, at all times – even during a data center or branch outage – IT must ensure that the answer to all three questions below is yes.

  • Can you grant access to data and applications according to company security policies during an outage?
  • Are applications and data repositories as accessible and responsive during a failure as they are during normal operations?
  • Can you continue to support users and troubleshoot effectively during an outage?

How do I get my Business Continuity Planning ready?

If you can’t answer YES to all of the above, it would appear that your current network infrastructure is inadequate to ensure business continuity when it comes to:

  • Secure data access
  • Optimized user experience
  • Easy management

Cato brings network and security functionalities together in one platform and provides one security solution in the SASE Cloud. With SASE, your organization has one security policy that can be easily managed from anywhere. In addition, it is maintenance-free because software updates and updates for new threats are performed automatically by Cato. This way, your SASE Cloud solution will always remain fast, reliable, and secured against the latest threats.

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