VPN Replacement

Replace overburdened VPNs with Zero Trust access

Surging remote work has put strain on VPNs. Learn how Zero Trust access offers a more modern, scalable approach to securing corporate apps.

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VPNs are increasingly the target of attacks and increasingly vulnerable to painful breaches.

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Bad actors with VPN credentials have the “keys to the kingdom” to go anywhere and take anything.

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VPNs can be frustrating for administrators to configure, and clunky for users to handle.

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Cloudflare Zero Trust enables identity-aware, least privilege access to any corporate resource for any user, regardless of device or location.
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Strengthen your security posture

Adopt Zero Trust security best practices and reduce the risk of costly breaches.

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Deliver a better user experience

Deprecate your VPN usage and deliver a more seamless, low-latency access way for your users to interact with your apps.

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Level up your access strategy

Empower your admins with comprehensive visibility and granular controls to determine who should interact with your internal tools.

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Authenticate users with a consistent, SaaS-like login flow

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Setting up VPN clients is tedious. Access integrates with multiple identity providers, enabling your users, whether internal employees or external partners, to authenticate seamlessly with a familiar login flow.

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Minimize implicit trust

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Cloudflare Access removes implicit trust given to network ‘insiders’ by authenticating each request based on user identity and contextual factors before granting access.

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Intuitive policy controls

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VPNs are black boxes: they lack the dynamic controls needed to manage access for remote workers, contractors, supply chain partners and more. Cloudflare Access delivers better flexibility with application-specific controls and easy-to-use rules.

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VPN Replacement Resources

Blog: Cloudflare’s own journey replacing its VPN

Cloudflare first built Access because our engineers were fed up with their VPN experience. Read about our journey to replace our own VPN.

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Considering VPN replacement? Compare 3 remote access approaches

Yes, you really can replace your VPN with Zero Trust Network Access. Download this technical whitepaper to compare alternative remote access approaches and find the best option for your organization.

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Helping organizations worldwide progress towards Zero Trust

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Secure access to your corporate applications without a VPN. Getting started with Access takes minutes. With our free plan, your first 50 users are free.

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