December 10, 2020

Using SASE with Zero Trust to Simplify Access to Private Apps in AWS

Jim Fulton

Using the cloud to deliver access to business applications to people anywhere is a journey rather than a destination. While almost all organizations have begun switching to software-as-a-service (SaaS) for some apps, most businesses and government agencies still have certain systems residing in internal data centers or private clouds on platforms such as Amazon's AWS.  Whether for data sovereignty reasons or a desire to keep critical information hidden from people on the internet, such “private” applications are a fact of life for many of us.

Zero Trust + SASE: A Purpose-driven Approach to Cloud-based Security

As I mentioned in my previous Zero Trust post, some people thought that VPN client software would finally go away as apps moved out of data centers into the cloud. But, with the growth of private clouds that are designed specifically not to be accessible random people on the internet, VPNs have stubbornly hung around.

Fortunately, there is light at the end of the (network) tunnel. Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solutions, which are key part of SASE, are rapidly providing an alternative that delivers better productivity, lower costs, more security access, and simpler compliance.


This year, Forcepoint introduced our ZTNA cloud service, Private Access, specifically to make it easier for remote workers to get to private apps, no matter where they are.  As part of our human-centric SASE platform, Private Access applies Zero Trust principles to control how people get to hidden applications, such as those in private cloud in AWS.

In a recent webinar, Chris Guillon of AWS and I dig into how Zero Trust can be used to fundamentally change how sensitive resources such as private apps in AWS are accessed and used. You can register for the on-demand version of our session Zero Trust + SASE: A Purpose-driven Approach to Cloud-based Security. If you stick around to the end (it’s a short webinar, actually), you can even see Forcepoint Private Access in action.
 

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is the leading user and data protection cybersecurity company, entrusted to safeguard organizations while driving digital transformation and growth. Our solutions adapt in real-time to how people interact with data, providing secure access while enabling employees to create value.

Jim Fulton

Jim Fulton is Forcepoint’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, focused on Data-first SASE and Zero Trust Data Protection solutions. He has been delivering enterprise access and security products for more than 20 years and holds a degree in Computer Science from MIT.

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