SAN MATEO, Calif., August 2, 2022 – Axis announced a host of new enhancements to one of its four key Security Service Edge (SSE) modules – the Atmos ZTNA solution, which secures access between authorized users and specific internal applications. The company also announced a slew of new tools to help businesses easily migrate cumbersome ZTNA 1.0 solutions.
When remote working became the new normal in early 2020, Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) became the premier remote access solution and the first step in the zero trust journey for most organizations. According to Gartner, ZTNA recorded a 60% year-over-year growth rate (Source: Forecast: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Global, 2019-2025, 4Q21 Update). Despite this, the constant challenge has been that many of ZTNA’s first solutions, ZTNA 1.0, were rushed to market to meet the working-from-home moment. They lacked support for many legacy protocols (VOIP, ICMP, AS400, etc.), extremely difficult to enforce policies, and many didn’t even inspect traffic. This has left companies yearning for simplicity and tighter security controls.
“Cybersecurity has never been more important, so it’s no surprise that zero trust and ZTNA solutions have become a core focus area for businesses. What’s surprising is how Most ZTNA 1.0 solutions are clunky, complex and disappointing.With help from over 50 CISOs, we designed Atmos ZTNA to be a smart, yet incredibly simple modern ZTNA service – so that from day one , IT security managers can embrace true zero trust without the headache,” said Dor Knafo, Axis co-founder and CEO.
New Atmos ZTNA Features
· Free ZTNA Migration Tool 1.0 + ZTNA Buyback Program — To facilitate the migration of enterprise teams from ZTNA 1.0 to the Atmos ZTNA service, Axis has launched the industry’s first ZTNA migration tool. The migration tool takes application segments developed in Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) and converts them into Atmos ZTNA applications. The customer then uses the service’s simple policy system to set the policy, all in just a few minutes. Along with the migration tool, Axis has also launched the industry’s first ZTNA buyback program
where ZTNA 1.0 customers receive up to 6 months of free service when they upgrade their ZTNA service and accept a three-year Atmos Core Edition subscription. Any business that signs up will also receive the Atmos Web Gateway module.
· Hyper-intelligence for adaptive access — A new multicloud PoP resolution capability enables Atmos to automatically select the most optimal connectivity path and automatically select AWS, Google, or Oracle PoP for brokerage, using latency telemetry. So if AWS goes down, one of the other two cloud providers can be used to broker connectivity, or vice versa. Axis has also added automatic session termination, where Atmos uses its continuous monitoring capability to terminate live sessions if identity or user group changes occur. Finally, the company has added improved telemetry to its Atmos agent. In the unified Atmos dashboard, IT admins can now view a “Live” device status, as well as automatically detect jailbroken end-user devices. Each one is essential in the world of work from anywhere and is an industry first.
· Discovery and safety of protective surfaces — Axis has added a new additional domain discovery tool that automatically discovers all unknown related domains when integrating internal applications, such as Outlook, and allows IT to easily add to the application policy. Axis has also added an industry-first user group pairing capability that allows IT to easily define the IP address ranges and destinations that specific user groups have access to from a a way that supersedes all previous access policies, for simplified least-privilege access.
· “Bolder” — The Atmos platform is designed to smartly extend secure connectivity to the user’s location through 350 Atmos edge locations running on the global backbone network of AWS Global Accelerator, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle Cloud. Axis announced that it has added new points of presence in San Jose, Phoenix, Northern Virginia, London, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, Hong Kong and Sydney based on increased customer demand. Axis also launched its “PoP Desert Initiative”. The company works with prospects/customers, as design partners, to discover geographies where latency exists and works with them to deploy new Atmos PoPs, which can be done in less than an hour , with no hardware required. The goal is to consistently deliver the fastest user connectivity experience in the industry.
All of these Atmos ZTNA capabilities and announcements are generally available today.
Atmos EHS Platform
Short for “Atmosphere”, Atmos is the modern alternative to legacy hub-and-spoke network architectures and Security Service Edge (SSE) platforms that have data center-based architectures. Atmos helps IT avoid having to connect users to the corporate network, dramatically reduce exposure to ransomware threats, and spend less time on costly and complex firewall-based network segmentation . Atmos cleverly integrates the four key SSE modules – Zero Trust Network Access, Secure Web Gateway, Cloud Access Security Broker and Digital Experience monitoring – into a platform with a single pane of glass.
About Axis security
Axis’ vision is to bring harmony to workplace connectivity and that the sooner IT embraces zero trust, the sooner we can witness a world where information exchange is always fast. , transparent and secure. With 350 Axis cloud services around the world, Axis helps IT managers enable their employees, partners and customers to securely access corporate data without the pitfalls of network-centric solutions or the limitations of application faced by all other Zero Trust services. With its world-class research and development team and its founding team, originating from Israel’s famous 8200 unit, Axis aims to accelerate the global transition to a modern workplace where hybrid working is simplified, the experience digital technology becomes a competitive advantage and corporate data remains protected. against cyber threats even as it moves to the cloud. For more information, visit www.axissecurity.com. follow us on Twitter and on LinkedIn.