Remote work and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies have greatly complicated the task of securing workplace technology. Employees working from home offices often use business and personal technology interchangeably, creating new opportunities for threat actors to exploit. Each new device, application, and user connecting with organizational resources introduces additional security risks. When remote workers connect a wide variety of unmanaged technology to their workstations and the business network, these risks quickly multiply.
Hybrid workforce models can exponentially increase security vulnerabilities, presenting serious challenges to organizations struggling with limited cybersecurity resources. Organizations need an effective way to maintain security while taking on a growing number of unvetted devices, apps, and connections. They need a solution that reliably grants employees the access they need without leaving the door open for unwanted intruders. Most of all, organizations need a solution that continuously secures business resources from known and unknown threats without negatively impacting productivity.
Cylance Gateway is a Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution. A Zero Trust security approach treats everything as non-trustworthy by default. Zero Trust solves the problem of extending excessive trust while verifying, authenticating, and securing countless devices individually. Under a Zero Trust architecture, users, devices, and apps must establish and maintain trustworthy interactions in exchange for access to internal resources. By continuously monitoring these interactions, changes in trust can result in corresponding changes to access rights or other response actions in real time. Additionally, the integration of Cylance Gateway with BlackBerry® endpoint security solutions ensures that only healthy devices can access enterprise apps.
Cylance Gateway delivers secure, simplified, and segmented access to private applications hosted on-premises or in the public cloud. It offers one-click configuration for many of the most popular software-as- a-service (SaaS) applications. Cylance Gateway uses an advanced cloud AI network risk engine to connect remote users to the resources they need through a secure tunnel. The cloud AI continuously analyzes several factors when determining trust and access levels of remote participants.
Axel Conrad, Senior Director, BlackBerry, EMEA Channel Sales