Today, traditional username and password is no longer enough to ensure the security of your network. As users are likely to reuse passwords, credentials are vulnerable to leakage, which become additional potential entry points for threat actors.
This is because cyberattacks now indirectly target networks through your users and their devices. In the Philippines where virtual private network (VPN) is widely used to remotely access the corporate network, this becomes a prime target. With only traditional username and password as security in place, it is difficult to verify if the access request is from a legitimate user, and thereby, easily granting unrestricted access to your network.
So what can companies do to mitigate these threats? This is where multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions like RSA SecurID come in.
Confidently authenticate users with RSA SecurID
To achieve a higher level of security for your network, you need an adaptive way to verify user identity before authenticating. By having an MFA solution in place, it minimizes the risks of allowing compromised user accounts into your network, especially with the huge repercussions as VPNs usually provide users a full access. This is done through authentication steps like approving via push notifications, biometrics, and one-time passwords. Access requests are also screened by SecurID’s risk analysis before access is granted.
When using a VPN, companies are unable to get the control and visibility that they need to ensure security of their network if user convenience is in consideration and vice versa. RSA SecurID eliminates this dilemma through the following:
Creating a single platform to access and authenticate when accessing the VPN, which eliminates the need of multiple MFA solutions on an on-app basis while maintaining compatibility for your legacy or modern (whether its on-prem, private, or public) applications.
Providing a high level of identity assurance that gives your security a strong mechanism for confirming users are who they say they are
Giving users a choice over how they authenticate (either through push notifications, biometric or one-time password)
Granting users a way to authenticate quickly and intuitively with real-time responses at no expense of productivity
On top of these, It is easy to deploy and manage. Users only need to download the SecurID app through their preferred app store (IoS, Android, or Windows) while administrators are able to manage all account through a single window.
If your company is looking for ways to improve your access gateway security whether it be for legacy applications, on-premise or cloud apps, SecurID has the capabilities to ensure identity assurance.
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Digital transformation is changing the business norms. Access and connectivity are becoming more flexible as devices, users, applications, and infrastructure adapt to a new era of hyper-connectivity. This has prompted enterprises to consider how to secure access for their users and applications while managing cybersecurity risks in a network with little to no boundaries. This is where Zero Trust solutions like Pulse Zero Trust Access (PZTA) comes into play.
The PZTA platform enables diverse users from any location to access public, private, and multi-cloud applications as well as data center resources securely while staying user friendly. Be it a hybrid cloud or pure cloud strategy, PZTA can help organizations enhance their security, productivity, and compliance while also improving administrative and user experience.
Below are a few key areas in which PZTA can help improve:
On-premises, SaaS and Hybrid Cloud Applications
PZTA allows you to have Zero Trust Secure access remotely or on-site to your corporate applications whether they are located in your network perimeter or in the cloud (private or public). Users and devices are authenticated continuously while maintaining secure entry points for your network and user device through the use of encryption channels.
Keeping user and application traffic within the corporate network
Organizations can be confident when users from any location access any application using any device. All user traffic is directed to PZTA which acts as a middleman where user requests are fulfilled by PZTA accessing data from the corporate network on their behalf. Since data are not accessed directly by users, this lowers the area of attack of compromised accounts and devices.
Difficulty of managing resources in the cloud
The PZTA cloud-based service emulates the same access and management experience as an on-prem solution. This means that you can enable the same level of visibility, compliance, enforcement, and analytics as you would in an on-prem solution.
Visibility, Enforcement and Compliance Reporting
PZTA provides a single pane-of-glass visibility of all users connecting to your network, regardless of the location of the user, application, or resource.
From the PZTA dashboard, administrators can get holistic visibility of users, devices, infrastructure, and applications as all access is authenticated and authorized by it. These are also logged in the dashboard for reporting and auditing purposes.
Ensuring user endpoint compliance
PZTA first goes through a set of policies during authentication to see if devices trying to access the corporate network are compliant. Users can then follow pre-defined remediation given set by the administrators so that they may access the network.
Measuring users’ risk factors
User activities are measured and given a “risk score” based on users’ behavioral patterns. Stricter authentication or restrictions can be dynamically applied to verify the user’s identity once there is behavior outside the norm detected. This continuous anomaly and malicious activity detection is used to ensure the network’s security.
These are just a few ways in which Pulse Zero Trust Access can help companies improve their visibility and security. If you would like to learn more about Pulse Secure solutions, you may fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as we can!