Enterprise Application Access is a unique cloud architecture that closes all inbound firewall ports, while ensuring that only authorized users and devices have access to the internal applications they need, and not the entire network. No one can access applications directly because they are hidden from the Internet and public exposure. Enterprise Application Access integrates data path protection, single sign-on, identity access, application security, and management visibility and control into a single service.
It can be deployed in minutes through a unified portal with a single point of control, in any network environment, and at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. The result is a secure-access delivery model that enables a zero CapEx, low OpEx model for critical workloads deployed in any environment.
Deliver Access to All Internal Applications
Provide seamless access for all enterprise applications — regardless of origin — delivered by vendors such as Atlassian, Microsoft, SAP, and Oracle. Or, integrate with an existing single sign-on (SSO) solution like Okta.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA)
Enable an additional layer of security by authenticating users with MFA across email, SMS, or TOTP — or integrate with an existing 2FA provider like Duo Security.
All access is encrypted using AES 256 over TLS 1.2, ensuring that no data is exposed to prying eyes on the network.
Unified Auditing and Reporting Capabilities
Capture all users’ IP addresses, usernames, and actions taken, as well as geolocation for easy compliance reporting.
Simple User Management Portal
Easily enable access to applications — whether deployed in private clouds, e.g., VMware or OpenStack; public clouds, e.g., Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine, or IBM Cloud (Softlayer); or on-premises — in minutes. No additional hardware or software required.
Full-Featured, Server Load Balancing Capabilities
Balance traffic load across a group of servers. Configure to monitor the health of each application server and apply a variety of load balancing policies.
An Enterprise Application Access connector connects to your application server, then dials out to the Enterprise Application Access service on TCP port 443, commonly open for outbound communication on most companies’ firewalls. No additional hardware or software is required.
The service is architected based on three primary components:
Enterprise Application Access works with all applications — legacy on-premises, IaaS, and SaaS.
Traditional VPNs are complex to manage and expensive to scale, and increase the risk of unauthorized access to data across the corporate network. Eliminate VPN and transition to an adaptive and identity-aware security model to safeguard access and reduce the enterprise attack surface.
Redefine Application Access to Simplify Mergers and Acquisitions
Efficient integration and swift return on investment (ROI) are imperative on the heels of an acquisition or merger. IT must simplify enterprise application access, reducing complexity and enabling productivity — positioning the business for M&A success.
Provide Simple, Safe Contractor Access to Internal Applications
Increasingly, companies provide third parties — such as contractors, suppliers, and partners — access to internal applications that sit behind the firewall. A new model is needed to secure access for this distinct user group that resides outside of the enterprise’s traditional zone of control.
Deliver Fast and Secure Enterprise Applications
Modern enterprise users and applications are distributed. But access models haven’t kept up — backhauling traffic to the corporate network degrades application performance and user experience, drives up overhead and associated costs, and increases risk. An updated application access and security strategy is critical.
Enable Single Sign-On Across All Application Types
A seamless sign-on experience across on-premises, IaaS, and SaaS applications is vital given the growing and increasingly distributed population of corporate applications. Unified access improves an enterprise’s security posture, reduces IT costs, frees up IT resources, and improves user productivity.
Secure Access to Enterprise Applications in the Cloud
Enterprise applications have transitioned to the cloud. But there are risks as workloads move outside the traditional sphere of control. How can IT provide access without exposing the applications to the dangers of the public Internet? An evolved access model is needed.
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Architecture Diagram: Traditional VPN Elimination
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Painless, Secure Third-Party Access
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Business Services Vertical
Company chooses Enterprise Application Access to provide internal application access to new employees after an acquisition.Read the Case Study
H.I.S. Travel Agency
H.I.S. improved business efficiency and security with Enterprise Application Access. The international travel agency was able to limit users’ access to only necessary information and services, removing broad network access permissions.Read the Case Study
Quick service restaurant group picks Enterprise Application Access for subsidiary brands due to the ease of use, convenience, and solution set offered.Read the Case Study
Business Services Vertical
Software-as-a-service firm creates a sales portal for leadership team to access mission-critical internal applications while on the road.Read the Case Study
Online Gaming Vertical
High-tech gaming company utilizes Enterprise Application Access to provide remote access for infrastructure engineers.Read the Case Study
Business Services Vertical
Software-as-a-service company grants select employee and third-party access to engineering-focused web applications behind the firewall by using Enterprise Application Access.Read the Case Study
Public Sector Vertical
Leading government agency in the United States chooses Enterprise Application Access to enhance visibility into end-user activities and secure data access.Read the Case Study
Leading hospital cuts down on costly and time-consuming processes for their IT and InfoSec teams by utilizing Enterprise Application Access.Read the Case Study