FedScoop: Agencies moving away from VPNs as they implement TIC 3.0

“Agencies are moving from virtual private networks (VPNs) to more robust identity management solutions as they implement Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 architectures, said TIC Program Manager Sean Connelly.

VPNs allow inherited trust to be embedded in architectures, but agencies are migrating to a zero-trust security model that takes inherited trust out of the digital system.

For instance primes on the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions network modernization contract all have software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), multiprotocol label switching (MPLS), and broadband or another form of internet access offerings. And all are leveraging TIC‘s recently finalized Branch Office Use Case….”

“The TIC program is currently working with the General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget to adjudicate public comments on the draft version of its Remote User Use Case. A finalized version will ‘ideally’ be released before the end of the year with work begins on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and email-as-a-service use cases, Connelly said.

Agencies are working with the TIC program to build out pilots in those areas, and there’s interest in zero trust, Internet of Things (IoT) and unified communications use cases as well, Connelly said…” Read the full article here.

Source: Agencies moving away from VPNs as they implement TIC 3.0 – By Dave Nyczepir, April 30, 2021. FedScoop.


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