Many enterprises have fallen victim to security breaches due to third-party partners. Whether that be through stolen credentials or infected devices, the results are the same, costly security breaches that put the network at risk and precious data being viewed without restraint.
With most remote access solutions, third-party partners are granted full network access. These over privileged users introduce high-risk to the enterprise since ultimately you do not control your partners, or the devices used to connect to your network.
So how do you cultivate strong and productive partnerships while also protecting your network and private applications?
With security threats becoming more advanced and dangerous, giving partners full and lateral access to your network is not sustainable. At the same time, it’s necessary to provide partners with access to a subset of private applications. What enterprises needs is a way to decouple application access from network access and segment access based on individual users and apps. The only way to achieve this is through software-defined perimeter (SDP) technology.
SDP is the modern approach to private application access technology. Whereas other remote access solutions are network-centric, SDP takes a fundamentally different approach and focuses on providing secure connectivity from user, whether an employee, third-party partner, or contractor, to only authorized enterprise applications, never the network. The result is micro-segmented access to applications, maintaining security of the network, while reducing the risk of attacks stemming from over-privileged third-party access.
Zscaler Private Access takes a user and application-centric approach to network security. Whether that user be an employee, contractor, or third-party partner, ZPA ensures that only authorized users have access to specific internal applications without ever giving access to the network. Rather than relying on physical or virtual appliances, ZPA uses lightweight infrastructure agnostic software, paired with browser access capabilities, to seamlessly connect all types of users to applications via inside-out connections stitched together within the Zscaler Security Cloud.
With ZPA’s browser access, both third-party partners and users are given secure application access without the need of a client. Partners no longer need to jump through hoops to access enterprise applications, instead they simply use their own BYOD to effortlessly access internal apps over the internet. The outcome is highly controlled partner access that allows users to connect to private applications from any device, any location, and at any time.
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