The global pandemic saw employees fleeing office buildings and the firewalls that surround them. Overnight an army of work-at-home information warriors was created and tasked with managing their new office environment using off-the-shelf, consumer tech. Many organizations threw off the expense of data center applications with the VPN infrastructure and VDI solutions to provide access to meet this challenge. They adopted Software-as-a-Service applications (SaaS Apps) to provide the agility and flexibility to meet the productivity goals and budget constraints created by the global pandemic.
The data stored in SaaS Apps lives on the edge of the Internet, accessible with the proper credentials and sometimes with no credentials at all.