Control and manage third-party access to your network
External vendors, outsourcers, and contractors play a vital and growing role in organizations, but when given access to your network and systems, they can be difficult to monitor and manage. Third-party vendors have been identified as the source of many significant cyber breaches and are a major target for attackers, introducing additional risks and vulnerabilities into your environment.
Practically every organization needs to give third-party vendors privileged access to their network for some aspect of IT or operational tasks. For many, vendors are critical elements of their business operations. It can be challenging to keep track of all vendors and monitor what they are doing on your network, and vendors often feel frustration at the process for getting and maintaining access. Using legacy tools like a VPN gives your vendors more access than they need, opening your organization to vulnerabilities and increasing the attack surface.
Raise the security bar when accessing your clients’ networks
Today’s outsourcers and managed service providers (MSPs) are expected to provide high-quality services, strong security, and real-time support across a complex landscape of infrastructure, devices, and applications. Concerns over data breaches as the result of a third-party’s lax security is increasing. If a service provider or vendor introduces a security vulnerability to even one client, it can spell disaster for their business.
Vendors often use multiple remote access tools because legacy tools can't meet all of their clients' needs, which can vary widely. Some require more advanced tiers of service while others have simpler or less frequent needs, impacting the way vendors need to interact with their various customers and systems.