More than ever, employees and contractors are using mobile devices to work remotely. That’s why validating access to your network is more important than ever.
An unidentified, would-be user seeking access to your organization’s network is an opportunity to protect your system and its digital assets – or make them vulnerable. Well-informed choices to grant, challenge or deny requests for access are the foundation of rigorous cybersecurity. Yet one bad decision among thousands of requests can have catastrophic consequences. And when it comes to validating requests for access, no single metric is foolproof. Multifactor approaches, however, reliably segment valid users from bad actors – and identify requests requiring further scrutiny. A holistic view emerges when simultaneously considering the identities of users who are seeking access, their locations and other relevant data points. By segmenting and securing network access across multiple locations, system administrators are able to tie off loopholes to access while eliminating assumptions from the process of validation.