Being able to work anywhere is convenient and familiar for many employees and the businesses they work for, but there are a few things to think through – such as how your business will maintain a high level of security with workers in many different locations. A large number of remotely-connecting employees increases the number of potential entry points for adversaries and leaves sensitive data vulnerable to interception during transit. That’s exactly where cloud-based zero trust network access (ZTNA) comes in.
Traditionally, employers have had little or no control over the home or public Wi-Fi networks and the devices that remote employees use to work. ZTNA, like GoodAccess, helps overcome that, ensuring that your small or medium business remains competitive by staying secure while allowing your employees to remain focused on the task at hand.
Zero trust as a concept basically ensures that users go through strict verification procedures to minimize threats to company data and applications. Traditional zero trust solutions are robust, but can be hard for small or medium businesses to implement because of their complexity and the costs associated with implementing them. Those are the exact barriers that cloud-based zero trust access networking overcomes.
A particularly helpful use-case for ZTNA is to help prevent fallout from phishing attacks. As these attacks get more widespread and organizations have larger footprints, it becomes much more common for an employee to fall for them. ZTNA helps mitigate that risk by ensuring that malicious actors never get unlimited access to all company data and therefore cannot completely paralyze a company.
Not quite convinced? According to a white paper from Enterprise Management Associates (opens in new tab), IT organizations have reported that implementing cloud-based ZTNA has made for more agile IT operations and higher security compliance. Not only that, but ZTNA has also enabled the prevention and containment of security breaches. And ZTNA makes it much easier to scale your security solutions as your business grows – which ensures that you don’t necessarily have to hire more IT professionals as you hire in other areas of your business.
GoodAccess’ SaaS platform is particularly helpful for small or medium businesses. That’s because of the fact that it provides advanced security features and consumer-grade simplicity, through things like access control, multi-factor authentication and online threat prevention. And it allows you to create virtual access cards for individual users, ensuring that users have access only to the applications that they need to complete their work. GoodAccess is built to be easy to use and easy to implement, allowing your company to offload the complexities and costs often associated with zero trust network access.
Check out GoodAccess’ zero trust network access solution (opens in new tab) for yourself, or watch the video below to learn more.