The company says this new solution will allow organizations to enforce Zero Trust policies for SaaS applications, corporate applications in infrastructure-as-a-service environments, cloud-based email, and the Internet. Zero Trust ensures that users are only accessing the resources in the network and cloud that are needed to accomplish tasks. It also strictly enforces data security and threat prevention policies, according to Symantec.
“Traditional network perimeters are dissolving as cloud technologies change the way we work. Symantec understands the need for a Zero Trust approach, which reduces emphasis on perimeter-based security and focuses on providing the right secure access to employees regardless of location or device,” said Art Gilliland, EVP and GM, enterprise products for Symantec.
In addition, the solution provides visibility and content scanning capabilities that will allow organizations to enforce data loss prevention (DLP) policies. It also integrates with Symantec VIP to provide multi-factor authentication, and Symantec Web Isolation, which provides advanced threat prevention, the company explained.
“Users want anytime, anywhere access to the applications and corporate resources that allow them to quickly accomplish their tasks, but IT and security professionals need to protect them, and the corporation, from the business risks associated with enabling a direct-access model,” said Doug Cahill, senior analyst and group director of the Enterprise Strategy Group. “Symantec’s secure access solution, part of its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform, is the right approach to keep users secure and productive while significantly reducing risk.”