This enterprise solution delivers a single-sign-on (SSO) security, access proxy, access control engine, user and device inventories, security policy and trust repository. The type of access granted depends on the particular network being used and what the system knows about the user and their device. All user access to services also is authenticated, authorized and encrypted.
Why Should I Consider a Zero Trust Security Solution?
Getting rid of a clunky VPN in favor of a remote-access solution that provides Zero Trust security has multiple benefits. These include:
Zero Trust solutions, such as BeyondCorp Remote Access, allows multiple dispersed users to remotely access corporate apps in a secure environment to maintain business as usual. It also gives organizations the ability to react to uncertain situations with no effort needed post-deployment.
Users can quickly and easily access your internal web apps at any time, from anywhere on any device.
You can enforce identity-based access control for each application. Control can be based on device security, user status and location.
There’s virtually no-premise technology to deploy, so apps can be available in days rather than the months that it takes to get a remote VPN up and running.
BeyondCorp Remote Access deployment involves minimal changes to your existing network, security controls and app configurations.
You can offload deployment, maintenance and infrastructure management needs to the cloud.
What Else Can I Do to Foster a Secure Remote Work Environment?
Zero Trust security isn’t the only way to protect your network in this growing work-from-anywhere world. Cloud-native operating systems and devices, such as Google’s Chrome OS, which runs on Chromebooks, are built with this kind of security in mind. It can make BeyondCorp Remote Access even more secure.
Defense in depth
Chrome’s security model provides multiple layers of protection. If one layer is bypassed or breached, the system is still protected by the other layers. All apps and web pages each work in a restricted environment known as a sandbox. For example, if you’re working on a Chromebook and inadvertently visit a malicious site, this action is contained to that page. It won’t affect the other tabs or apps on the device. Data also is encrypted in Chrome OS when it’s stored in the cloud, using tamper-resistant hardware.
Let’s say you do have a sandbox failure, and malware escapes. What happens then? Do you lose protection? Nope. Your Chromebook has your back. Each time it starts up, it runs what is called a “verified boot” to detect any tampering or corruption in the system. In most cases, it will repair itself and restore the OS to a like-new state.
What’s more, all security updates are automatic and happen in the background, so users don’t have to worry about installing them or having work interrupted. You can be assured your remote workers’ devices are running the latest, most secure version of Chrome OS at all times.
It never hurts to be too safe when it comes to protecting your network, data and apps. As the remote workforce continues to grow, it’s time to start reassessing how your dispersed teams access this information. Easily overwhelmed VPNs aren’t the answer to your organization’s remote-connection needs.