The Secure Access module of the MetaAccess Platform ensures that access from the device to your cloud and legacy applications is secure, whether connecting from the office, home or other remote locations. There are two different methods available: Secure Cloud Access with SAML IdP Integration and Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) for zero-trust access control. The gateway available in this listing is for SDP.
With Secure Access, visibility is provided and unauthorized access is prevented. Zero trust networking flips the traditional approach of securing access to network resources on its head. Instead of connecting, then authenticating and authorizing, the client is required to first authenticate, authorize, be checked for compliance, and only then is it allowed access.
MetaAccess’ SDP architecture has three primary architectural elements: an Access Gateway to protect the resource, a controller to act as a Trust Broker for the gateway, and an app installed on the client device. MetaAccess’ SDP uses what is typically referred to as a client-initiated zero-trust network approach. That is, the OPSWAT Client sends information regarding the security context to the Trust Broker and ensures the client device and user are properly authenticated and authorized.
Ultimately, modernize by replacing vulnerable VPN gateways. VPNs are exposed to the internet for pre-auth attacks, open broad access to the network, and are difficult to manage when the business expects the capabilities listed above.