VPN and Firewall Replacement
The Perimeter Has Moved On, Have Your Defenses?
Long live the perimeter, the perimeter is dead.
The well-defined, locked-down perimeter no longer exists. As applications, people and data have grown increasingly distributed, the perimeter has moved to wherever your users are and to whichever internet connected devices they’re using, and it’s more porous than ever. If you think your traditional perimeter-centric defenses are protecting it, think again. It’s time to turn-off your VPN and turn-to SAIFE®.
Micro-perimeterization cloaks applications and services on the network, making them undiscoverable by anonymous attackers. Users can see only those applications and resources for which they’re authorized. Hackers can’t hack what they can’t see. Micro-perimeterization makes the application/server infrastructure effectively “invisible.”
Replaces multiple, non-integrated products with a single solution
Easy to Implement and Manage
Traditional security tools like VPNs, firewalls, and NACs are labor-intensive to manage and struggle to keep up with the pace to of the business. With SAIFE, access control and provisioning are simplified, which reduces the impact on security and network teams.
Lower Investment and Operating Expense
SAIFE is a software-only solution that can be deployed in a cloud or virtual machine environment, or consumed as a service. There is no hardware to purchase and no hardware to maintain.
SAIFE endpoints terminate their connections within the Continuum cloud infrastructure. Endpoints do not connect directly with one another. This hides the topology of which endpoint is talking with which, making inference attacks much more difficult, compared to standard VPN technology where endpoints directly connect with one another.
No Open Ports, No Port Attacks
Endpoint typically access private networks by punching a hole through the firewall, leaving the network vulnerable to attacks through the inbound firewall port. SAIFE establishes one-way, response-only connections between the endpoint and the private network for specific, authenticated requests, allowing the inbound port of the firewall to remain closed.
Networks typically allow endpoints to connect before authentication occurs leaving them vulnerable to service disruptions caused by unwanted connections from untrusted endpoints, as is the case with distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. SAIFE’s unique “protect then connect” paradigm authenticates each endpoint before connecting to the network or to another endpoint. In a DDoS attack, untrusted endpoints are denied access during the authentication process before given any chance to connect to the SAIFE Continuum.