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Digital Transformation: How Remote Working is Speeding Adoption of Zero Trust
This blog is co-authored blog by Aubrey Turner and David Manks, Technology Alliances Product Marketing at SailPoint
In today’s modern enterprises, employees ask for three things: Access to their applications and systems from anywhere, at any time, and from any device. This seems simple, right? In theory, yes, but putting in the appropriate controls and protocols to enable on-demand remote work requires timing, vision and technology interoperability to facilitate this move in a man ner that’s both secure and seamless.
The dramatic events of 1H of 2020 have resulted in companies being forced to rapidly change business models. This has also been accompanied by increased interest and adoption of cloud-based applications and resources. Moving an on-premises workforce to working remotely is one of the initial results of the rapid transformation, and Zero Trust is instrumental in achieving a secure transition.
The transition to remote working comes with multiple challenges. The following are some key identity and data risks that need to be addressed:
SailPoint and Ping Identity offer solutions that map to a Zero Trust architecture and address the access security risks posed above. Ping Identity helps organizations create an identity authentication authority that includes strong, risk-based adaptive consolidated authentication, authorization services and unified user attribute data, while SailPoint automates user lifecycle management, access requests, data classification and overall governance of access based on least privilege.
Trust but verify has evolved to never trust and always verify. Zero Trust is not a product, and anyone promoting such a silver bullet is exaggerating their capabilities. Instead, it’s a framework that relies on multiple systems and solutions to ensure layered security across an enterprise’s applications and resources. It requires forward-thinking companies who understand the importance of interoperability and design their integrations around helping customers achieve a Zero Trust milestone.
This is why Ping and SailPoint closely partner to deliver foundational elements of Zero Trust: authentication, authorization, governance and policy-based access controls. Properly architected, the out-of-the-box interoperability between the solutions can create an enforcement point for web, SaaS, mobile and on-premises application and data access security based on devices and contextual rules and policies.
Below are a few points to consider when designing and building identity into your Zero Trust framework:
SailPoint and Ping Identity have spent years innovating and delivering identity solutions that address the most complex use cases and requirements across the world’s largest enterprises. Together we deliver a user experience that is secure as well as seamless.
You can learn more about our partnership and how we continue to work with our customers and industry partners to enable Zero Trust solutions for our customers.
Together SailPoint and Ping can help power a best-in-class digital transformation initiative to manage and secure identities anytime, anywhere that today’s modern workforce demands.