By Sonia on Sep 24, 2018 2:34:42 PM
While many organisations are moving to the cloud, the reality is this: most use hybrid environments, and many of their on-premises components aren’t going anywhere soon. Examples of such hybrid components include virtual private networks (VPNs) and/or virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), which enable remote access to company resources. Protecting access to these technologies is critical, as VPNs and VDIs are attractive targets for cyber attackers, and the gateway to your internal networks and protected assets.
[Related blog: The History of Zero Trust]
Multi-Factor Authentication for VPNs and VDIs
One of the simplest and most cost effective measures of preventing identity-related cyber attacks is to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA). MFA is particularly important for protected resources, lifecycle management and on-premises infrastructures because a breach here allows attackers access to your internal networks and sensitive data.
Hybrid organisations require this enhanced security, but also need easy implementation and a seamless experience for end users. With pre-integrated apps for MFA for VPNs and MFA for VDIs, solves both of these issues.
All apps include easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for your specific product integration. That means your IT team requires no prior VPN or VDI product knowledge for a successful rollout of your MFA integration and Password Management!
Using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client? No experience needed to seamlessly set up your MFA in front of it. And coupled with Adaptive MFA and features like end-user inline enrolment, enabling MFA for your infrastructure components improves security without frustrating users.
Using a custom app or vendor without a pre-built connector? No problem— we help you use the generic RADIUS app to enable these apps with MFA.
Attackers will continually seek to leverage credentials and privileged information. An effective system must strive to continually secure access and enforce authentication policies to as many apps and resources as possible. MFA everywhere is a realistic goal, but shouldn’t burden the end user or disrupt productivity.
Placing Adaptive MFA in front of more apps means not only stronger, enhanced security, but simultaneously improving both the admin and end-user experience. In addition, Adaptive MFA helps to secure discrete systems and can help your organisation strategically move towards a new industry standard, the zero trust security model.
This is why EveryCloud is committed to supporting integrations across leading vendors in a variety of infrastructure categories. Organisations can add MFA and share identity data throughout their entire ecosystem.
To consider all the deployments we support, check out our page on Identity Access Management.
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