02 May Cato’s ZTNA Just Got Better
Many organizations are still reliant on legacy remote access solutions, such as virtual private networks (VPNs), that are not designed for the modern, distributed enterprise. Upgrading to Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) provides numerous benefits to these organizations.
Zero Trust Network Access for the win
Gartner’s Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) projected that by 2023, 60% of enterprises will phase out VPN and use ZTNA instead. The main driver of ZTNA adoption is the changing shape of enterprise network perimeters. Cloud workloads, work from home, mobile, and on-premises network assets must be accounted for, and point solutions, such as VPN appliances, aren’t the right tool for the job.
Cato Networks wants to improve the user (and admin) experience even further, with their ZTNA. Discover some major new features below.
What advantages does ZTNA offer?
Upgrading to Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) provides numerous benefits to these organizations, including:
- Tighter Security Controls: ZTNA provides remote access capabilities on a case-by-case basis that allows effective implementation of least privilege access controls. This reduces the occurrence and impact of security incidents.
- Improved Visibility and Control: ZTNA performs in-depth traffic inspection and access management as port of its job, and these audit logs can provide invaluable visibility.
- Improved Customer Satisfaction: ZTNA solutions provide optimized performance and better security by moving away from the perimeter-focused security model of VPNs. ZTNA makes it possible to perform access management in the cloud and improve the user experience.
New Support for Never-Off and SSO for SDP Users
Cato is offering best of both worlds – the simple user experience of SSO with the security of Always-On. SDP users can easily authenticate with SSO, and at the same time are required to always be connected to the Cato Cloud.
In addition, Cato Networks implemented several great enhancements for SDP Clients:
- A new in-Client browser lets users easily authenticate within the Client – no need to go to a new browser window
- MDM support for macOS– Admins can now use an MDM to manage Client upgrades on macOS devices with a DMG file
- Improved seamless user experience with re-authentication flow with no impact to the end-user
Client Connectivity Policy enhancements
The Client Connectivity Policy enhances Cato’s Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and lets you only grant access to trusted devices. Use the Device Checks and Postures to define the specific posture settings for the policy that will then enforce your security requirements.
Interested in more? Get started on you Zero Trust Journey via the Cato Networks Zero Trust Network Access.