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New tech Partnership aims to secure employee network access regardless of location

Organisations across the world are enabling their workforce to do business from anywhere with their personal devices. This is evidenced by data released today by Duo Security, which analysed one billion user logins to customer work applications, that nearly 43 percent came from outside of the corporate office and network - making it clear that the traditional security perimeter is quickly becoming irrelevant.

To give organisations a remote access VPN alternative and allow them to evolve to shifting working habits, Duo and Akamai, today introduced a technology integration partnership for remote workers. Through this partnership, every time a user tries to access an application delivered by Akamai’s Enterprise Application Access, Duo verifies the trust of the user and the device in real-time.

In just the last year, Duo’s data shows the number of authentications involving mobile devices accessing corporate applications have more than doubled, and the average number of cloud-based applications customers are protecting increased by more than 20 percent.

“Traditional remote access VPN solutions create significant complexities and risks for enterprise IT in today’s world where multi-cloud and access for employees, partners and contractors is the norm,” said Tim Knudsen, VP Product for Akamai’s Enterprise Division. “The integration of Akamai Enterprise Access (EAA) with Duo makes it simple and safe by replacing network-based access with application-specific access where customers can verify trust of the device and user in real-time at the time of the access without requiring a client.”

With Duo and Akamai, all organisaitons can onboard new external users such as contractors, business partners and remote full-time workers.

“Security needs to evolve beyond the traditional perimeter when it comes to protecting remote access, especially with a growing remote workforce, a new generation of endpoints, and increased cloud adoption,” explained Jon Oberheide, Duo Security’s Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder. “Enabling secure access regardless of network location is a core principle of Zero Trust and BeyondCorp architectures, and our partnership with Akamai will help customers embrace this new security model.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by BS .

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