RESEARCH PAPER: Secure Access For The Hybrid Workplace

By Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead - February 1, 2021

Recent events underscore the need to support a hybrid approach to enable knowledge- worker productivity, both inside and outside the office. To ensure a consistent and secure application experience for all users, IT directors need to rethink network design to ensure consistency of IT operations as well as ease of management. Infrastructure providers offer many tools to enable flexible access, but the choices are many, and businesses of all sizes need guidance.

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  • Cisco
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Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.