Contextual Access Management
It is no longer the case that your IT infrastructure is securely accessed by employees sat behind the corporate firewall and utilising corporate managed devices. Your people work from home, they utilise unsecured networks and they want to be able to use their own devices.
This means that securing access is more complex than ever before and you need to ensure that you have the ability to enforce your security policies not just based on device authentication, but controlling the context of each and every user request.
The Benefits of SD-WAN
It is no longer a case of whether that device has access, but does that user have access on that device, from that location at that time.
With a greater level of parameters available to you on access, you gain greater control over the risks your business faces and can address these.
By putting in place secure access management, you are able to consistently apply your security policy to everybody across every device being used.
With greater control over access, you are able to detect anomalies in activity, identifying where things don’t just look right and being able to flag these to your security teams.
Secure Access Management enables you to log absolutely every point of access and accurately log this to not only support forensic analysis but also to support compliance.
The NAK Security Assessment
The NAK Network Security Assessment provides you with the deep insight you need to truly understand the security, performance and optimisation of your current network – flagging issues that can be corrected immediately and better informing you on future infrastructure decisions.
Human & Device Detection
With Secure Access Management you are not just validating a device to grant it access to your network, you are authenticating both the human and the device as well as other factors such as location and time of day.
This enables you to be far more granular in terms of your security policy. For example, it may be perfectly valid for an employee to access data that contains personal information from a corporate device on a secure network, however, not to access the same data from a personal device over a non-secure network.
Secure Access Management significantly simplifies the way you manage access and reduces the management overhead. Rather than managing access at an individual user level and through permission setting at each individual file or application, policies can be created and managed based on roles.
This enables for each individual to be associated to a role or set of roles that by default provide the access they need to perform their work. If their role changes, then so too automatically does what applications and data they can access and no longer access. This not only reduces the burden of access management but ensures that policies are consistently applied.
How NAK Can Help You
We have helped many of our clients deploy Secure Access Management utilising Fortinet, Cisco and Microsoft solutions in this area.
We can help you build your access management policies and deploy the most appropriate solution to effectively manage this across your end-to-end IT infrastructure.