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Pulse Secure extends support for WFH initiatives with Pulse Cares program

By Catherine Knowles
Thu 11 Jun 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Pulse Secure has extended its offer to support customers in their work from home (WFH) initiatives and new online business service offerings with its Pulse Cares program.

The company states the program will be offered through to September 30 of this year, with flexible licensing as well as expedited deployment and capacity enhancement.

This helps to support business continuity and resiliency, Pulse Secure states. Since being introduced earlier this year, Pulse Secure has provided temporary licenses to more than 1,500 enterprise accounts that needed immediate support to eliminate deployment delay during their procurement of permanent licenses.

In addition, the Pulse Cares program will now offer organisations Pulse vADC temporary licenses for up to a 90-day duration to enable enterprises to increase application performance for WFH productivity and the launch of new online applications and online services.

Pulse Secure chief executive officer Sudhakar Ramakrishna says, “I am proud at how our company and partners have locked arms to support our customers in their hour of need and helped them with their business continuity and productivity needs.

“We remain committed to serving our communities, employees and customers as they navigate these challenging times.

“Our Secure Access solutions are increasingly more relevant to customers as they adapt to new workstyle initiatives and advance their digital and hybrid IT transformation.”

Pulse Secure states that companies are accelerating digital offerings to offset the economic impact on their business due to COVID-19.

According to an upcoming Enterprise Management Associates Application Delivery Infrastructure for Cloud-Forward Enterprises report, 40% of organisations needed to increase their application infrastructure to support increased WFH workloads.

Additionally, 35% of organisations have invested in more automation, and have added more public cloud services to support COVID-19 WFH transition.

Enterprise Management Associates research director Shamus McGillicuddy says, “Enterprises are experiencing significantly greater workload traffic during this global health crisis, requiring IT organisations to increase their application performance to support demand and to review their delivery infrastructure for scalability and resiliency.

“Advanced Application Delivery Controller solutions that offer virtual and cloud management flexibility, such as those from Pulse Secure, can help organisations to scale rapidly while gaining greater cost efficiencies.”

Furthermore, research shows a shift to flexible and permanent remote working is a long term trend. According to the 2020 Remote WFH Cybersecurity Report, produced by Cybersecurity Insiders, 84% of organisations are likely to continue with increased WFH capacity and 54% of organisations plan to accelerate user workflows and apps to cloud-based applications.

Pulse Secure states the company saw an increase in virtual and cloud appliance sales related to offering rapid and flexible deployment options for remote and work from home access expansion.

From January to through April 2020, more than 3,100 new Pulse Secure Appliances were purchased, with over 40% of the appliances being virtual or cloud based.

Pulse Application Delivery Controller (vADC) provides enterprise extensible virtual and cloud application traffic management and availability to ensure app responsiveness and resiliency; including Optimal Gateway Selection across multiple geographic Pulse Connect Secure clusters.

In fact, the company states it experienced tremendous sales growth aligned to helping thousands of customers maintain business continuity and shift millions of employees to work from home due to COVID-19 ensuring greater productivity and security.

From January through April 2020, Pulse Secure sold millions of end user licenses of its popular secure remote access solution, Pulse Connect Secure. This represents nearly 250% growth over the annual user licenses purchased in 2019.

The company also added over 350 new customers to an install base of more than 24,000 enterprises and service providers and 20 million users, and increased licensing in the Asia Pacific region by 300% over previous year.

Finally, the company also expanded their subscription business by more than 10 times that purchased in 2019.

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