One of the lasting effects of COVID-19 has been an unprecedented shift in how companies operate. As cities and nations went into lockdown, almost all workers left the office and needed remote access. Businesses scrambled to support the transition to remote working overnight by expanding the use of VPNs. Connecting all remote workers' computers to the corporate network not only changed the definition of corporate network infrastructure, but also dramatically expanded the corporate attack surface. Theft of VPN credentials is at an all-time high, and companies are more exposed than ever.
As some employees begin to come back to the office, others may push to retain the flexibility to work remotely indefinitely. This means that corporate security has to adapt to secure company resources and data in a new paradigm, where employees may be anywhere inside or outside the corporate perimeter.
The workhorse of remote access, the user VPN, is now several decades old. It connects a user device to the corporate network; once "on" the corporate network, the user can access all corporate resources, just as though he/she were in the office. However, since the access originates from outside the company, most companies couple the VPN access with a firewall to filter attacks.
There are many problems with this approach in the new era of hybrid work:
Companies need a new set of tools to handle the hybrid work challenge.
With Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) provided by CoIP® Platform, you can grant access to specific resources and applications without giving away full network access. You can even specify the access method, enabling only approved clients to be used for access.
CoIP Platform deploys a security boundary at the application edge for least-privilege access, requiring users to authenticate to the ZTNA for access, for a consistent use flow whether the user is on-site or remote.
Users authenticate to your corporate identity provider and are presented with a menu of resources through a user portal. This provides a seamless user experience making it easy for even the least technical employees to be productive from anywhere.
“CoIP gives you the security that you need, and at the same time, overlay networking gives you a level of agility that you just don’t have today in a traditional infrastructure.”
“Traditionally, this kind of thing would’ve taken many weeks to complete (if allowed at all), but we were able to put them in place during 30-minute meetings. We definitely would recommend this technology to folks who would like to extend their internal environments to the cloud.”
“Zentera stands out from other platforms due to their focused ability to allow enterprises to control workloads and avoid the risk of disrupting existing corporate infrastructure.”
“With the CoIP Platform, we are able to protect our IP and segment our resources across worldwide infrastructures almost instantly.”
“CoIP Platform’s best-in-class micro-segmentation keeps our customers secure, and we and our customers have saved a significant amount of time in configuration and deployment.”
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