The nature of work has changed. Never before has it been so critical that businesses be equipped for workforce mobility. And with tools and technologies enabling employees to work from anywhere, at any time, remote work security has never been a more pressing concern. Secure access service edge (SASE) is a comprehensive solution for remote network security. It implements the latest methods for remote work security, including:
- Firewall as a service
- Zero trust network access
- Cloud access security brokers
Together, these tools can provide the necessary security for businesses to implement workforce mobility confidently and securely.
SD-WAN for Remote Work Security
Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) serve as an architecture for remote access to headquarters and data centers. This solution is highly flexible and allows for simple integration on the IT side, along with a straightforward user experience.
The analytics possible with SD-WAN allow administrators to identify, diagnose, and resolve issues quickly and reliably. SD-WAN provides superior remote work security while maintaining the ability to give any users access to any applications or systems as needed.
Overall, SD-WAN is a comprehensive tool that provides analytics and a centralized control system for IT managers. Few other options provide this level of straightforward use and optimization.
Zero-Trust Network Access
Zero-trust network access removes the dependence of any business’s network on trust for remote work security. This tool considers all resources and connections as external, strictly controlling access and requiring continuous verification.
Zero-trust network access secures access to every application and network because user identity is constantly being verified with every access attempt. The system allows for unique security policies that can better protect individual applications.
With this method, there is no longer a risk of unauthorized lateral movement, as every access attempt is independent. This is one of the best ways to mitigate the risk of compromised credentials. Implementing zero-trust network access entails implementing adaptive policies, multi-factor authentication, and device visibility.
Cloud Access Security Brokers
A cloud access security broker (CASB) provides significant control for IT managers over both applications and data within a cloud environment. It is one of the most effective tools for monitoring cloud services and their use within a business.
CASBs serve as the liaison for authentication and encryption for any of the business’s endpoint devices. They ensure that administrators have full visibility for cloud application use for each endpoint device.
There are tools to implement security and regulatory compliance checks through a CASB. Administrators can verify that cloud access is secure while maintaining compliance.
CASBs also serve as a shield against cloud data breaches. Centralized authentication can significantly reduce the risk of any unauthorized access to cloud data or applications.
Secure Web Gateways
A secure web gateway (SWG) provides overarching security for any company’s cloud services and network. It is a barrier through which all traffic must pass, incoming and outgoing. This allows SWGs to implement powerful tools for identifying and blocking malicious traffic like viruses and malware.
Remote work security requires careful monitoring of incoming and outgoing traffic before malicious content can reach users. Threats have become ever more sophisticated, and a solution at the level SWGs address is critical in protecting the integrity of business networks.
Verinext Can Help
You don’t have to sacrifice security for workforce mobility. Veristor’s team of tried and tested IT experts can get your business fully prepared for the new remote work environment.