Many enterprises have fallen victim to security breaches due to third-party partners. Whether they’ve been through stolen credentials or infected devices, the results are the same: costly security breaches that put the network at risk and allow sensitive data to be viewed without restraint.
With most remote access solutions, third-party partners are granted full network access. These overprivileged users introduce high risk to the enterprise, because you do not ultimately control your partners or the devices they use to connect to your network.
So how do you cultivate strong and productive partnerships while protecting your network and private applications?
With increasingly dangerous security threats, it’s risky to extend full and lateral network access to your partners. But you do need to provide them with access to a subset of private applications. The solution is to be able to decouple application access from the network, while segmenting access based on individual users and apps, and the only way to achieve this is through zero trust network access (ZTNA) technology.
While most remote access solutions are network-centric, ZTNA focuses on providing secure connectivity between the user—employee, third-party partner, or contractor—and authorized enterprise applications, never the network. The result is micro-segmented access that maintains security while reducing risks stemming from overprivileged third-party access.
Zscaler Private Access is a ZTNA service that takes a user- and application-centric approach to network security. Whether a user is an employee, contractor, or third-party partner, ZPA ensures that only authorized users have access to specific internal applications without ever providing 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 that are stitched together within the Zscaler Security Cloud.
With ZPA browser access service, third-party partners and users gain secure application access without the need for a client. Partners no longer need to jump through hoops to access enterprise applications—they simply use their own device to effortlessly access the 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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