Secure Access for Today and Tomorrow: Part 1


You can’t secure what you can’t see, so visibility is key.

Enabling the modern, mobile workforce is hard work! Users are demanding and require access to applications regardless of their location. Not to mention the increased sophisticated malware and hackers that keep beating down the door.

In an ideal world you want to know your mobile workforce is entirely visible on your network, however, in this ever-changing world we live in making assumptions about user identity is a security risk in itself.

Mitigate your security risk with a Zero Trust Secure Access model.

Secure Access ensures that in a Zero Trust world only authenticated users with compliant devices can connect to authorised applications and information at any time, from any location, over any network. However, with new cyber threats and security breaches in the headlines every day companies must ensure a balance between productivity and security. With the rise of digital transformation Secure Access is critical to your workforce and will enable you to empower your employees, customers and partners to work, communicate and collaborate seamlessly.

Traditionally this has been a difficult goal. IT administrators enforce rules to meet the business requirements and adhere to compliance.

This traditional approach can result in poor user experience (UX), causing users to seek alternatives in order to get their jobs done. The growth of shadow IT proves just that, with no trouble at all users are leveraging unsecured personal devices and unsanctioned cloud services to address the very tasks they need to do to get the job done.

Secure Access, in contrast, is designed with a seamless, simple user experience in mind that also provides Zero Trust protection.

It’s a model based on enablement rather than restriction. The objective is to deliver simple and frictionless access to enterprise information, applications and services without compromising security – all while making it easy and flexible for IT to implement, manage and adapt security policies that align with an ever-changing environment.

Zero Trust assumes that nothing inside or outside of the enterprise perimeter should be trusted and the network must verify anyone and anything trying to connect before granting access. Connectivity is only granted after identity is authenticated, the security posture of the connected device is verified, and the user or thing is authorised to access the desired application, service or information*.

* Source: Zero Trust Secure Access Checklist via https://www.pulsesecure.net

Read Secure Access for Today and Tomorrow: Part 2 here

Read Secure Access for Today and Tomorrow: Part 3 here

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