Secure Endpoints - Identity and Access
Protect all your users, no matter their location or device
Laptops, smartphones, tablets, and IoT devices are often viewed as vulnerable entry points for cyber criminals. Identity and access management (IAM) plays a critical role in maintaining the security of your organization’s endpoints. Sentinel offers highly effective IAM solutions that help your organization establish a framework for managing user identities, enforcing strong authentication mechanisms, and controlling access privileges based on defined policies.
Proper IAM solutions enable your organization to adopt a strategy like Zero Trust, which takes a “never trust, always verify” approach to security so you can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access, data breaches, and other cybersecurity incidents. It helps ensure that even if a user’s credentials are compromised, lateral movement within your network, along with the potential damage it may cause, will remain limited. Sentinel’s IAM solutions can provide your organization with increased visibility and control over user access, which in turn leads to simplified user provisioning, deprovisioning, and access rights management.
When deployed properly, IAM solutions enable you to:
- Allow or block access to protected data and applications, with certain solutions granting advanced restrictions based on time of day or location
- Limit access to platforms used for the creation, building, and testing of product and services
- Set permissions for which users can create, edit, delete, and share data
- Generate reports to verify your compliance with data security and privacy requirements
- Gain insights to improve security processes
Network Access Control (NAC)A crucial component of modern network security, NAC refers to the set of policies and technologies used to regulate and manage access to your organization’s network infrastructure. NAC ensures only authorized users and devices can connect to the network while enforcing compliance with your defined security policies and standards. For example, a device may not be granted access if it doesn’t have proper protection, the latest system update, and/or a specific configuration. NAC typically involves authentication and authorization processes, device identification and profiling, and network segmentation to establish a secure and controlled network environment.
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)
Your users will be required to provide two or more authentication methods to verify their identities each time they attempt to access sensitive/secure areas, applications, or information. This goes beyond a simple username and password, as MFA often involves a time sensitive, single-use password that can be delivered to users via text, email, or phone call. There are also biometric versions of MFA that may include fingerprint or facial scans to confirm an identity. Sentinel offers a number of MFA solutions to help add an extra layer of IAM to your organization.
Single Sign-On (SSO)Essentially an automated version of multi-factor authentication, SSO allows users to log in to multiple cloud-based applications and websites with only one set of credentials. The system first verifies users with MFA, then shares that authentication with additional applications so there’s no need to manually log in every time. Not only does SSO make the login process easier for users, but it also gives IT administrators more control over permissions and access.
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
Determine access to your organization’s network, applications, and sensitive data based on each user’s role and responsibilities. Also known as access governance, RBAC allows roles to be assigned based on job title, department, location, amount of responsibility, or skill level. When combined with a zero-trust framework, even stricter access controls and segmentation can be applied to prevent unauthorized access and restrict lateral movement throughout your network.
Identity Services Engine (ISE)Identity Services Engine (ISE) gives your organization an unprecedented level of visibility and control into your network to help you solve your complex secure access challenges and build zero trust into your workplace. ISE integrates with third-party security intelligence solutions so you can make better informed policy decisions and gain actionable visibility to automate threat containment. With ISE, you can quickly understand your dynamic network landscape, generate and enforce security policies or segmentation, then monitor and easily manage those policies all from one place.
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
MDM helps your organization safeguard sensitive information, protect against data breaches, and maintain control over company-owned or employee-owned mobile devices used for work purposes. It enables IT administrators to enforce policies, configure settings, and monitor device usage remotely, in addition to functionalities such as device enrollment, application management, data encryption, remote wipe, and device tracking.
Benefits of IAM
- Enhanced, easily deployable security policies increase your protection
- Satisfy important compliance requirements related to security and privacy
- Give employees faster access to resources while keeping them secure
- Many IAM tasks can be automated for easier management, and cloud-based for fewer deployment/maintenance challenges