Betek, with 2000 employees in 16 countries, chose TransientAccess to replace its legacy VPN with Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA), allowing them to use remote clients, SAP in particular, with confidence.
While looking for a product to replace their current VPN solution and secure remote workers, Betek found TransientX’s TransientAccess based on a recommendation from their partner, Maya ICT, one of Turkey’s leading MSSPs. Maya ICT had already incorporated TransientAccess into their cloud security offering for customers. Betek’s goals were to:
• Implement a zero-trust model
• Secure remote workers with ZTNA and eliminate the VPN
• Provide granular control of remote network access between offices
• Provide secure access by 3rd parties to in-house SAP apps without a VPN
• Implement micro-segmentation of critical apps
• Create and manage application-based user policies within minutes
• Support private cloud and hybrid architectures
As part of their search for a solution, Betek explored how they could implement microsegmentation in their critical applications for the company with their existing systems, but they could not fully support this for end users. Managing the many different user profiles in order to partially control access to their VPNs was time consuming and difficult.
This solution was not scalable and was difficult in terms of change management. Moreover, they had to support a wide variety of their customers’ IT architectures, including private cloud and hybrid architectures.
” TransientAccess is very easy to use, but the main benefit is that it provides very powerful control with the features it provides.
They made it possible to define a variety of policies for different groups with different needs. We could not find any other alternative system that met our needs as we define various policies for all our users. It provides security so easily.” -Feza Zengin,
IT Manager at Betek.
For users, a consistent UX across all platforms and devices
TransientAccess provides a consistent user experience across all platforms: Windows, Mac, iPad, Android and iPhone. We’ve produced a short video showing how TransientAccess delivers radically simple Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) with the same UX across all devices and platforms, whether the devices are managed or unmanaged.
Ease of use, simplicity, performance and consistency are security factors. Nothing will motivate end users faster to bypass security controls than poor UX or degraded performance. With the TransientAccess user experience, the user sees no performance degradation vs VPN and has no learning curve as they switch platforms and devices.
See more here and contact us if you’re ready to try for yourself:
TransientAccess delivers true Zero Trust Network Access for the Fenerbahce Sports Club
With over 5000 employees and more than 300,000 members,
Fenerbahce is one of the largest multi-sport clubs in Turkey and is a
major retailer in its own right.
With their dedicated fan bases, legal and illegal betting riding on game results and big revenue streams, professional sports clubs are among the most targeted companies by hackers. Successful attacks can have devastating effects on company operations and reputation.
An organization’s viability can be imperiled because of damage caused by IP loss. For an organization like Fenerbahçe, SAP is the most important digital asset to defend. Protecting such a high value asset means going beyond traditional security paradigms. Most organizations deploy multiple security layers to protect SAP data, such as NGFWs, AV, MFA along with robust IT security policies. Yet all these steps can still leave holes that
need to be closed.
FC Fenerbahce relies heavily on SAP for all business-critical processes. The executives and security teams are responsible for carrying out this process knowing that their business revolves around this information. However, they are also aware of hidden dangers such as user accesses, file downloads, and data leaks that can occur due to data streaming. It therefore became critical to implement solutions that monitor and prevent such leaks.
“After a detailed product assessment, in-depth presentations and a pilot
project to measure performance in our company’s environment,
TransientAccess demonstrated reliability and effectively demonstrated its
value in providing SAP access and data security.”
– Bülent Kaçmaz, CTO, FC
Securing remote access for SAP with ZTNA
TransientAccess is able to proactively eliminate threats such as data loss and ransomware attacks by providing users with an operational convenience they have not experienced before.
As a result, TransientAccess provides proactive protection against commercial damage by ensuring data protection and facilitating secure operational processes. Thanks to the micro-segmentation feature of TransientAccess, only relevant users are authorized to access company data in the relevant SAP modules. IT Managers can now see ‘who’ can access ‘which’ data from the SAP system and make sure that this data is securely encrypted, even outside the company.
While security is the prime consideration when moving from VPN to ZTNA, another important factor is performance. Not only do VPNs have a broad attack surface, they can impact dramatically network speeds for the endpoint. That’s why TransientAccess ZTNA’s performance vs traditional VPN clients like Open VPN is crucial.
Performance degradation in effect becomes a security issue, as the degraded user experience pushes users to avoid using VPNs and the already-limited security they provide. Shadow IT emerges and IT security teams get pressure to loosen controls.
Instead, with a Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) approach like TransientAccess, there’s no performance degradation. That’s in addition to the inherent security advantages of app to app security provided only when needed as needed on transient, disposable networks.
ZTNA Performance vs Open VPN
We’ve made a short video here showing the real-world performance hit of TransientAccess ZTNA vs a VPN client (in this example, Open VPN):
Whether remote access is via a mobile client or desktop, and whether it’s OpenVPN or a commercial VPN client, performance degradation will always be an issue. Contact us to compare for yourself.