How switching off your firewall can actually make you safer

Cloudflare for Teams can protect devices, networks, and internal applications without compromising performance

For many years, the corporate VPN has been regarded as more of a necessary evil than a treasured part of the business’ IT estate; although VPN appliances were vital for allowing employees to access corporate tools and resources while outside the office, they were slow, cumbersome and frustrating to use. They’re also often ill-suited to the high demands placed on them by the modern SaaS applications relied on by many businesses.

Thankfully, organisations no longer have to depend on physical VPN appliances; they can utilise the power of the cloud to authenticate and protect their employees wherever they are in the world, depending the edge of the corporate network, whatever that edge happens to look like.

Join IT Pro reviews and community editor Adam Shepherd and Cloudflare product manager Sam Rhea to find out how Cloudflare for Teams can protect devices, networks, and internal applications without compromising performance.

Adam Shepherd

Reviews and Community Editor, IT Pro

As reviews and community editor, Adam is responsible for coordinating all of the hardware and software reviews across IT Pro, Cloud Pro and Channel Pro, from laptops and smartphones, all the way up to enterprise-grade data centre servers and network management software. He also runs the IT Pro Panel, a flagship initiative which sees CIOs and tech leaders from the likes of Dominos, Oxfam and GoCompare sharing their experience and insight with the IT Pro community.

Sam Rhea

Product Manager, Cloudflare

Sam Rhea is a Product Manager at Cloudflare, where he focuses on products that secure teams and their data.

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