Pulse Secure believes that the less familiar Software Defined Perimeter architecture market has reached a critical point in market acceptance.
Pulse Secure has had free ‘try before you buy’ products before, but this new Community Edition has all the features of the full version, and with no time limit on use. The only limitations are that its scalability is limited to smaller applications, and it lacks the full management and Pulse Secure support.
New features in Pulse Policy Secure include the improvement of Pulse Profiler, the addition of MacOS device support and improved vulnerability assessment capabilities, but from a channel point of view, the most important thing like is likely the deepening of integrations with the major firewall vendors.
The expansion of the PSA appliances beyond their original form factor will open up new opportunities for Pulse Secure partners, particularly around LAN security regarding contractors and partners, which has become a subject of major concern, and where cloud and virtual models offer more flexibility for some use cases.