Zero trust networking leader Perimeter 81 has announced its creation of the world’s first Cybersecurity Experience (CSX) Platform, thus becoming the first company to exist in a whole new category of cybersecurity tools.

Perimeter 81 saw a desperate need in the modern enterprise cybersecurity market for a single source for streamlined Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) to merge dozens of legacy cybersecurity and networking tools, such as VPNs, into one intelligent, well-designed platform.

A wide range of businesses with the need for secure remote network access, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, are already using Perimeter 81’s one-of-a-kind cybersecurity solution. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the world’s first CSX Platform and what problems it’s solving for modern enterprises. 

What Is Perimeter 81?

Perimeter 81 applies SASE network architecture to eliminate cybersecurity tool sprawl and radically simplify the modern enterprise cybersecurity experience. 

The Cybersecurity Experience Platform offers the following networking services for businesses of all sizes and across all industries and sectors:

  • SASE
  • Zero Trust Network Access
  • Firewall as a Service
  • Monitoring Dashboard
  • Zero Trust Application Access
  • Software-Defined Perimeter
  • VPN Alternative

This new type of Cybersecurity Experience Platform allows network administrators, such as enterprise IT teams and professionals, far more granular control over all aspects of their company’s network and systems security compared to traditional solutions like VPNs.

Perimeter 81 operates on zero trust principles, which means that everyone who has access to a business’s network must be given very specific permissions to access only the systems and applications they need to.

This drastically reduces cyber risks, unlike VPNs that give anyone with login credentials access to every corner of the network. The end result of using Perimeter 81’s CSX Platform is a dramatically shrunken potential attack surface for cyber-attacks.

What Problems Does a Cybersecurity Experience (CSX) Platform Solve?

Legacy cybersecurity solutions, such as VPNs, have worked well for decades, but they are quickly going obsolete because they are failing to meet the network and IT systems security needs of modern companies. Perimeter 81 is solving many of the problems presented by traditional cybersecurity tools. Let’s take a closer look at how it’s doing so…

  1. Hybrid and remote work
  2. The Cyber Complexity Trap™
  3. Ease of deployment
  4. Scalability
  5. Flexibility

Hybrid and remote work

If there’s one thing that the past couple of years have taught us, it’s that hybrid and remote work are here to stay (and the numbers of remote workers across the world will continue to grow).

This is one of the biggest reasons why legacy VPNs are no longer providing sufficient levels of protection against cyber risks — the more people you have connecting to business networks and systems from different devices, over different WiFi networks, and in different locations, the larger the potential attack surface is for cyber attacks.

With Perimeter 81 and its zero trust principles, the attack surface stays small, since each user only gets access to what they’re specifically given permissions for. In other words, a hacker can’t just get one user’s login credentials to get into a business’s network and wreak havoc.

The Cyber Complexity Trap™

The catalyst for Perimeter 81’s existence is what they call The Cyber Complexity Trap™. This is the tendency of most enterprise IT and cybersecurity teams to use dozens of different tools to keep their companies’ data safe.

In fact, according to a study by Perimeter 81, 50% of companies with over a 1,000 employees use 20 or more cybersecurity tools and solutions to get the job done. This leads to an incredible amount of complexity and time involved in managing enterprise networks.

Perimeter 81 allows network administrators to control every aspect of their company’s online systems from one central hub, thus preventing companies from falling into The Cyber Complexity Trap™ (or getting them out of it).

Ease of deployment

Another area in which Perimeter 81 excels is its ease of deployment. Traditional solutions can take up to 7 days or more to get set up and fully deployed, whereas most customers can deploy the Perimeter 81 CSX Platform in under 20 minutes.


In addition to slow deployment times, legacy cybersecurity solutions also fall short when it comes to scalability. Many VPN services are sold in packages that limit the number of users allowed on the network, so if a company rapidly grows, they have to deploy a whole new VPN in order to accommodate all their employees. Perimeter 81 offers per-user pricing plans, so it’s very easy to scale up quickly.


Whereas legacy solutions are typically meant to solve a very specific problem, and don’t integrate easily with other tools, Perimeter 81 is designed with flexibility in mind. It offers access to a full range of cybersecurity tools in one hub and easy integrations with third-party tools, such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Salesforce, and more.

Key Takeaway

As the world’s first Cybersecurity Experience Platform, Perimeter 81 is addressing modern enterprise cybersecurity needs and solving problems presented by traditional solutions. 

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from implementing Perimeter 81 to eliminate tool sprawl and unify their cybersecurity experience into one easy-to-use tool. So, keep Perimeter 81 in mind when you’re looking for an all-in-one CSX Platform to solve all your enterprise cybersecurity problems!