The SecureLink Nexus is a solution that brokers a connection between a SecureLink for Vendor’s server and a SecureLink for Enterprise’s server, allowing them to connect through their existing SecureLink solution. It resides in a secure datacenter hosted by SecureLink and maintains information regarding relationships between enterprise customers and their allowed SecureLink vendors.
The Benefits of the SecureLink Nexus
The biggest benefit of the Nexus is that neither the SecureLink for Enterprises customer nor the SecureLink vendor needs to compromise on how they both make and allow remote connections through their own SecureLink servers.
Benefits for SecureLink for Enterprise customers:
Shift the management of individual vendor rep accounts to the vendor, while retaining full control over when and what a vendor has access to within your network, including hosts, ports and application management, as well as full audit.
Option to require Nexus vendors to be approved before the first or before every access.
Experience quicker time to resolution of your issues with vendors able to log in and gain access via their own SecureLink instance.
Benefits for SecureLink for Vendors customers:
Vendor reps can continue to use their preferred method of connectivity with their SecureLink server while still accessing their customers, rather than having to login natively to the individual Enterprise SecureLink servers.
Maintain reporting and logging on your server.
Continue to manage all vendor reps and user groups in your own server.
First, you will need to be an established SecureLink customer (having purchased either the SecureLink for Enterprise or SecureLink for Vendors product). Note that this is different than having a Gatekeeper installed in your environment to facilitate access for a SecureLink vendor, or logging into a SecureLink organization’s server to provide support.
The SecureLink Gatekeeper is an agent that an organization configures and that allows a vendor who has purchased SecureLink to securely access the systems and services in the organization’s network that need their support.
The SecureLink Nexus facilitates a connection between an enterprise and a vendor who have each independently purchased SecureLink. Unlike a Gatekeeper which allows an organization to manage a single SecureLink vendor, SecureLink for Enterprises allows an organization to streamline and control access for all of their vendors, and provides even greater visibility, control and audit for the organization.