Microsoft’s SharePoint Platform is used by tens of thousands of enterprises worldwide to share information with employees and third parties. Many of these users access Sharepoint remotely, which is cumbersome and put the enterprise at risk.
Read this paper to learn three reasons why IT needs a new approach to third-party access to Sharepoint.
Companies are increasingly using outside contractors and suppliers stay competitive, which means granting third-parties access to applications via VPN or VDI. This reliance causes increased complexity and burden on the Enterprise team while also creating additional security risk, as third-party access creates additional points of entry to an organization’s network.
Read this solution brief to learn about a new painless, secure approach to remote access.
OAuth is an emerging Web standard for authorizing limited access to applications and data. It is designed so that users can grant restricted access to resources they own—such as pictures residing on a site like Flickr or SmugMug—to a third-party client like a photo printing site. In the past, it was common to ask the user to share their username and password with the client, a deceptively simple request masking unacceptable security risk. In contrast to this, OAuth promotes a least privilege model, allowing a user to grant limited access to their applications and data by issuing a token with limited capability.
Data security risk caused by third parties is a pervasive problem.
Yet, many organizations granting remote privileged access to third-party users leave gaps that represent significant security risks.
If you’re like most organizations today, you frequently grant vendors, contractors and other non-staff members access to internal networks and systems. These privileged users remotely administer your operating systems, databases or applications using their own endpoint devices.
Download the eBook to learn the five best practices to control security risk brought on by third parties.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
If you are among the IT professionals feeling a little uneasy about relying solely on the email security provided by Microsoft in Office 365™, you are not alone.
Here’s the good news, you can regain the same sense of security that you had when you were managing email servers on-premises with the right third-party solution.
TechTarget summarizes how you can easily and effectively realize the benefits of Office 365 with a complementary third-party solution that can not only mirror the kind of layered security built for on-premises solutions, but also ensure uninterrupted access to Office 365 email, even if it crashes.
Traditional remote access solutions were designed for business models of twenty years ago, but today they are distributed, mobile, and have many remote and third-party users. Read this paper to learn about a fundamentally new way to provide simple, secure remote access.
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
SaaS has fundamentally changed security requirements. We used to just go into work, and everything—corporate applications, sensitive customer data, employee health records, etc.—was within the “safe” four walls of the corporate network behind a firewall.
Now employees work remotely and use mobile devices, including unmanaged, personal devices. They access SaaS apps that live in the cloud without any sort of firewall that IT can use to monitor and manage access. Prominent examples include Salesforce.com, Google Apps, Office 365, Box, and many others.
As employees use these SaaS apps, they are creating proprietary company data, often confidential in nature, that exists outside the control of IT, creating new challenges for security teams.
In this new world, IT needs to track sensitive corporate data in third-party SaaS apps, and ensure that only the right people have the right level of access to it. In this whitepaper, we’ll explain ten steps on how to do that
SuccessFactors Employee Central provides a single employee global system of record that is deployed in the cloud and brings greater workforce visibility to small and medium-size businesses. HR can quickly integrate workforce data from the SuccessFactors BizX Suite of talent management solutions – including Performance and Goals, Compensation, Learning and more, as well as from third-party systems, such as payroll, benefits, and time and attendance. Employees can use the Employee Central self-service features to update their personal information, while managers can easily change employee information such as promotions, salary changes, terminations and more with customized approval workflows. The result: An integrated 360-degree view of the workforce that HR can access through standard and ad-hoc reports to make fast, informed decisions based on consistent, up-to-date data. To learn more, download the SuccessFactors Employee Central business brief for small to medium-size businesses
Capturing the detailed actions of privileged users is even more critical in today’s business environment. Security and compliance issues also exist with third-parties including Cloud Providers, Service Providers and ISVs. And every major compliance regulation requires organizations to document what users actually do with the privileges and rights granted to them and how their actions impact the IT environment.
This research paper covers how to solve the security, compliance, and third party access challenges organizations face when auditing and monitoring UNIX, Linux and Windows systems; and why traditional approaches like log rollup tools alone will fail to meet requirements of today’s demanding IT environment.
Many IT executive view cloud computing as an attractive platform for data backup. They know cloud can help protect business-critical data and provide near-ubiquitous information access. But while having a cloud-based solution is valuable, developing one in-house is tricky. That's why many organizations want to contract with a third-party cloud provider for cloud-based data backup. Read this buyer's guide to learn how to choose a provider to suit your business needs.
Corporate computers and information and communications systems (collectively, “electronic resources”) remain the workhorse for most businesses, even as alternatives, such as third-party text messaging services, external social media, and cloud computing, flourish. Employees rely on corporate electronic resources for e-mail, calendaring, business contacts, Internet access, document creation and storage, and a multitude of other business applications. Consequently, for employers, it is critical to establish and maintain their right to inspect all information stored on, and to monitor all communications transmitted by, corporate electronic resources. The corporate acceptable use policy is the linchpin of that effort.
The ten tips below are intended to aid employers who either want to implement an acceptable use policy for the first time, or who need to update their policy.
As enterprises large and small shift their information to the cloud, an explosion of SaaS tools are making it easier than ever for employees to collaborate and innovate. Much of this sharing is being done across time zones and physical locations, by workers who are telecommuting, working in shared or public spaces, and from open networks. Information is stored on central, third-party servers that are accessible across the company and the world by anyone with an internet connection.
As a result, online security is increasingly being pushed to the forefront as a major corporate expense. Yet, 89% of the global information workforce lack clarity on how security applies to the cloud. “Data is suddenly everywhere, and so are the number of people, access points and administrators who can control – or worse, copy – the data." Please download the white paper to learn more.
Network monitoring software packages require complex installation, ongoing maintenance and additional costs for servers and third-party applications. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) network monitoring alternatives greatly simplify implementation and maintenance, but they rely on uninterrupted Internet access to function, often require complex VPNs or firewall modifications, and typically provide limited access to historical data.
The average company uses more than 50 security vendors.
Firewalls, Web proxies, SIEM, Appliances & Third-party intelligence.
The list goes on — and sometimes you still find your stack coming up short when it comes to securing users anywhere they access the internet. Strengthening your security stack doesn’t mean a massive overhaul or a loss of customization and control. Check out these 6 ways to amplify and extend your stack with cloud security from Cisco Umbrella.
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