Enterprises around the world are relying on remote employees, contract workers and partner organizations to meet their staffing needs on an unprecedented scale. In some of the worlds largest technology companies, contract workers are now outnumbering direct employees for the first time. Though companies have tried to sequester contract workers and remote employees for obvious security reasons, the modern digital economy dictates that these workers need access to corporate cloud infrastructure, saas and internal applications, and sensitive business data in order to do their jobs.
Securing access for external contractors and partners has been a long-standing security risk that requires a modern solution. Legacy vpn and vdi solutions provide the needed access, but their security controls are not only ineffective against escalating and stealthy attack methods, but worse in that hackers have effectively targeted and exploited their limitations to gain unauthorized access and infiltrate corporate applications, data and operating environments.
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