Published on 7 March, 2016
|Pulse Secure new cloud secure solution provides seamless access to SaaS and mission critical data centre applications
RSA Conference - Pulse Secure, the leader in secure access solutions, recently announced new solutions to allow enterprises to embrace cloud delivered apps and data in order to increase worker productivity without sacrificing security.
Pulse Secure is taking a simplified approach of providing comprehensive end-to-end solutions to blend secure access to cloud and data centre resources as enterprises shift to hybrid IT environments. Pulse Secure's new Cloud Secure solution provides seamless and compliant access to SaaS and mission critical data center applications. The company also announced a planned integration effort to provide SAP Fiori Mobile developers secure access for mobile apps on managed and unmanaged devices.
Boosts worker productivity without sacrificing security
These advancements let IT organisations apply the same data security risk mitigation strategies for both on premises and cloud based (SaaS) delivered services. Workers have naturally gravitated to the cloud for their own IT needs. Bringing cloud-based apps and data to the enterprise boosts productivity for all workers as they are no longer constrained by the aging offerings of the corporate data centre or having to use their own unsupported cloud-based subscriptions.
"It's undeniable that the cloud is the future of enterprise IT, yet many have concerns regarding the migration from on premises to the cloud, securing devices containing sensitive data and protecting applications," said David Goldschlag, SVP of Strategy at Pulse Secure.
Enterprises are moving to the cloud at a rapid pace in an effort to accommodate an increasingly mobile workforce. According to a report from CompTIA, today, more than 90 percent of businesses are leveraging cloud computing as a way to embrace mobility and increase productivity.
For many years, the largest IT groups worldwide have relied on Pulse Secure to enable secure access to the data centre. With Cloud Secure, workers have access to productivity enabling SaaS apps, such as Office365 and Salesforce, on compliant devices. Cloud Secure brings the same features and experience that have made Pulse Secure products so popular to the cloud.
- Simple access via secure single sign-on (SSO): This allows enterprise employees to easily access the cloud and data centre from the device of their choice leveraging Pulse Connect Secure's built-in identity capabilities.
- Endpoint compliance: Users' devices are screened to ensure only compliant and authorised laptops, smartphones and tablets can access SaaS applications and mission critical resources via Pulse Connect Secure and Pulse Workspace.
- Centralised policy management: By leveraging the Pulse One management platform, enterprise IT have a quick, secure method to manage policies and scale within the organisation.
- Self-contained solution with third party integrations: A fully self-contained solution that can be integrated with third-party Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and identity access providers, if desired.
Pulse Connect Secure working alone or with third-party EMM solution
"Current technologies available on the market utilise silos to support a large number of applications, which is counterintuitive to providing a seamless user experience and scaling a mobile workforce," Goldschlag said. "With Cloud Secure, there is no tradeoff."
IT organisations migrating to Office365 are concerned that they cannot control access to email in the cloud as they can with their current data centre solution. With Cloud Secure, user authentication and device compliance is handled through Pulse Connect Secure working alone or with third-party EMM solution. Pulse Connect Secure only allows users to access email upon successful verification of both the user¹s identity and the security posture of their device.
For a demonstration, visit the Pulse Secure booth #415 in the South Hall at the Moscone Center at the RSA Conference.