Zero-trust network access provider, Cyolo, strengthens authentication offerings

by | Jun 29, 2022 | Technology

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Cyolo, a provider of zero-trust network access 2.0 (ZTNA 2.0) solutions for IT and operational technology (OT), says the demand for data has increased dramatically in recent years and VPNs and other methods have failed to meet organizations’ demands. The company added that organizations now need a more secure way to connect individuals to the distributed resources that are essential to their job.

 ZTNA offers an alternative to VPNs for limiting remote server access. According to Gartner, 60% of organizations will switch from VPNs to ZTNA by 2023.

Almog Apirion, the CEO and cofounder of Cyolo, said that ensuring digital transformation is largely an identity problem. According to Apirion, enterprises can offer comprehensive identification-based access across all users, apps and assets when a solid digital identification is provided. 

Identity, he said, is the new access key since it allows users to access the resources they require without disclosing all of an organization’s digital assets. Gartner forecasts that by 2024, 30% of large enterprises will implement new identity-proofing tools to address common weaknesses in workforce identity life cycle processes.

Authentication and secure digital trust

Cyolo claims that it securely links all organization users (remote and onsite, third-party, OT and so on,) to all of their work environments (on-premises, cloud, hybrid), enabling them to be more productive while safeguarding the network from access-based hazards. Apirion claims that Cyolo addresses issues with high-risk access and third-parties. He asserted that whilst third-party users, such as vendors and contractors, are frequently essential to an organization’s success, they also provide a sizable risk.

In addition, Apirion said the lack of strong authentication is one of the problems Cyolo aims to solve. He said many traditional on-premises and legacy apps lack modern authentication like multifactor authentication (MFA) and single sign-on (SSO). He added t …

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