March 02, 2018//Ellen NeveuxLast Updated: February 04, 2021
Do you know how many vendors are accessing your network? Is someone in your organization following vendor movements in your system, and controlling their logins? If this is not a question you can answer with certainty, your network is vulnerable to data loss or breach.
Companies of all sizes use vendor IT support. Third-party vendors bring expertise, scalable resources, and the ability to manage problems and issues on your network. This gives your enterprise the time to develop and market your key capabilities.
But using third-party vendors can be an inherently risky business. For vendors serving your network, fast access is critical, and knowledge of your platform is essential in order for them to do their job right. When the heat is on, it is easy to share a login or your desktop so you can get a problem fixed and return to work. And, when that happens, you hope it doesn’t cause a security problem. Maybe it won’t. But this is NOT a risk you should take.
Platform visibility is important
As cybercrime becomes progressively more complex, regulated companies can run afoul of legislation designed to protect consumer, financial, medical, and other information. While you probably trust your third-party vendors, you should not rely on just an agreement to protect your regulated data.
What can you do?
Protect your most valuable data by considering how it may be vulnerable and simple steps that can be taken to mitigate risk.
Monitor all activity
Increase the security of your data by boosting the visibility of remote actions on your network. The SecureLink platform gives you tools to gain a full understanding of what each individual actor is doing in your network.
Network security and compliance require multiple levels of protection. Our Secure Audit features include:
On a secure platform, you always know how many vendors are accessing your network. If you work in a regulated industry, make sure you have the right answers to questions about your data security and compliance. To learn more about how to streamline and secure vendor access management, see a game-changing demo of the SecureLink solution.