Application networking technology approach solves issues associated with VPNs
For decades, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have been the most common tool for an enterprise to enable remote access. At the time, they helped employees to connect to corporate resources without having to copy their work such as files between home and office or any other location.
However, as number of remotely connecting users increased, it has become apparent that bringing remote devices to corporate networks significantly increased risk of breach and lateral movement.
VPN challenges solved
TransientAccess’ key design tenet is application networking technology. This novel approach solves majority of issues associated with VPNs:
Unlike implicit trust model inherent in VPNs, with TransientAccess, users are pre-authorized before connecting to any resource and transient application networks are built on demand among authorized apps only. Authorized users are connected with authorized apps on a need to know basis.
Unlike VPNs, remote devices are not brought to the corporate networks but enterprise applications are brought to authorized users using a temporary application networks. This way, the risk of lateral movement is reduced significantly.
Neither connectors nor any applications or resources inside the network have inbound connections. When needed, they become a part of an invisible application network, spun up on demand, which conceals internal IP addresses.
TransientAccess inherently allows application micro-segmentation using transient application networks. This eliminates the need to create complex network segmentation strategies that require updates every time a network changes.