The Ultimate Guide to Third-Party Remote Access

April 11, 2018//Tori Taylor

Last Updated: July 29, 2022

Your company is only as strong as its weakest link, right? So don’t allow your company to have a weakest link; especially when it comes third-party remote access. Remote access gives just the right amount of access to vendors—not too little and never too much. Rarely do you find a solution that is equally beneficial to an enterprise and its vendors—remote access is that solution.

Learn more about remote access in the Ultimate Guide to Third-Party Remote Access. It offers an in-depth look at third-party remote access—what it is, how to manage it, and why it is essential.

Third-party remote access
Third-party remote access solves problems for both vendors and enterprises. Think of remote access like a membership to your exclusive club. Your company will give out a “membership card” to each vendor. Each vendor uses this “card” to give them access to what they need in order to serve their purpose. No two vendors access level, or “card”, should be the same. Though the “membership card” analogy doesn’t happen in the real-world, it stresses the importance of allowing the right access to the proper vendor.

Looking to find the best “membership card” for your company? Find out more on choosing the best remote access platform from the Ultimate Guide to Third-Party Remote Access.

Benefits of the right remote access for enterprises
The key to reaping all of the benefits of remote access is that you have to have the right software—not all third-party remote access software options are created equal. For an enterprise, some of the benefits of the right remote support software are as follows:
1. Proactive security measures.
2. Defining the attack surface.
3. A security plan.
4. Auditing third-party users.

Benefits of the right remote access for vendors
The right remote access software offers rigorous protection from a malicious attack plaguing a vendor. Bad actors want to access your customer’s information, don’t allow them that option. For vendors, some of the advantages are:
1. Reduced liability.
2. Ease of use.
3. Fast deployment.
4. Compliance.

Best practices
The key to success is to implement a strategy that offers reliable identification, up-to-date credentials, ring-fencing, and multi-factor authentication. Remember, third parties are not typical users—so why are you treating them as if they are? Grant them just enough access to perform their duties and nothing more.

Think long-run benefits instead of short-term ease: what will protect my company, data, and vendors? The answer is the right secure remote access software.

Learn more on third-party remote access
To learn more about secure remote access, make sure to download the Ultimate Guide to Third-Party Remote Access. This guide offers more insights and explanations on how to properly protect sensitive information for both enterprises and vendors.

About SecureLink
Our sole focus is secure third-party remote access. For highly regulated enterprise organizations, SecureLink Enterprise has pioneered a secure remote access platform. SecureLink for enterprise allows an organization to identify, control, and audit third-party vendors. For vendors, SecureLink is the gold standard remote access support platform because it is easy, efficient, and ensures compliance and reduces liability when supporting customers.

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