Challenges Faced by IT Managers
- Abnormally Reduced Staffing Numbers
- Securing Remote Access for Employees
- Time to Implement a Proper Network Security Solution
IT managers are facing increased challenges of more sophisticated cyber threats, increased attack surface, and fewer resources to deploy and manage solutions. Many companies want to move their applications to the cloud hosted services like AWS, GCP, and Azure, but this migration process takes time and planning. Companies also see the merit in moving to a Zero Trust framework. However, they are overwhelmed with excellent marketing that claims to solve all of their problems. In many cases, IT personnel don’t even have the time to explore alternative solutions and test them in their environments. They can sometimes feel stuck.
We understand how difficult it can be to deal with all of these demands and have built our product to make IT managers jobs easier AND make the deployment easy as well. It takes 2 lines of CLI to deploy a BlastShield host agent to provide zero trust network access for AWS hosted apps (and all without the nightmare of dealing with AWS security groups). You can have a BlastShield instance that spans on-prem, hosted, and even Kubernetes and containers running in minutes. Our customers tell us the best part is that because of our peer to peer network, our performance is blazing fast and doesn’t suffer from dropped connections like what occur with VPN’s. ACL’s and setting up VLAN’s are a thing of the past. Onboarding and offboarding employees instantaneously establishes and revokes policies to enforce zero trust. IT managers can be more secure, and have more time for other priorities.
“BlastShield truly works. In test after test, I was unsuccessful at circumventing its passwordless MFA login for remote access as well as break outside the software-defined microsegmentation to pivot around inside the network.” - Alissa Knight, CISO, Recovering Hacker
BlastShield™ helps IT Managers by instrumenting your network with a solution to solve the three most critical steps in the kill chain for an attacker: (1) remote access compromise; (2) account takeover; and (3) lateral movement. By disrupting the adversarial decision-making process, the mean time to detection (MTTD) and mean time to response (MTTR) can be greatly reduced, lowering the cost of a breach and potential for data compromise.
Because of the new hybrid work environment, the internet has become an integral part of your corporate network. This includes your remote employees’ home networks as well as internal networks and cloud environments. Your VPNs are nearing capacity and are a vulnerability in and of themselves. And, don’t get us started on RDP servers.
Secure your work-from-home users with a passwordless approach to secure remote access using multifactor authentication as the ultimate replacement to your VPN.
If your users aren’t using passwords, there are no passwords to crack or brute force, including account takeover (ATO) tools such as credential stuffers.
BlastShield™ eliminates passwords. Users access the network remotely with their mobile phone using their private PKI key stored in the secure enclave along with their biometric data, and a unique QR code that provides a cryptographic challenge-response to thwart replay attacks and social engineering.
By eliminating passwords from the authentication process for remote users, account takeover becomes virtually impossible, moving your company closer to eliminating passwords in your environment completely.
CISOs and CTOs no longer need to solve for implementing microsegmentation at the hardware-level using switches and firewalls. Microsegmentation can now be done using software, known as software-defined microsegmentation. Software-defined microsegmentation enables you to “darken” hosts that should not be allowed to communicate, cloaking them from the attacker’s visibility.
Using BlastShield™, you can work in tandem with your partners in network operations to take your existing flat network and segment servers, workstations, printers, and other assets into their own secure enclaves. By implementing microsegmentation, you prevent attackers from pivoting laterally within the network and restrict their capability to “live off the land” if they establish a beach head.
The attacker’s potential “blast radius” for affected hosts in the breach becomes limited to just the hosts CISOs define within BlastShield™ that are allowed to talk to each other. If attempts are made by an attacker to talk to other hosts that aren’t a member of that enclave, alerts can be triggered, notifying security operations of the attacker to take immediate sense and response actions to mitigate the threat.
“The security of our data and our customers’ data is our highest priority and we needed a secure platform to provide access to our hybrid data services, hosted both in the cloud and on-premise. BlastShield filled both these needs for us with their patented solution.”- Emil Erlandsson, VP of Professional Services at A2iRead Case Study