Software-defined Perimeter: IT Security architecture that permits/restricts network access

In a traditional perimeter, security protects against external attacks, though however, trusts access inside the perimeter. This could be a vital security risk if intrusions compromise elements from the inside.

While many would use VPN as an access solution, delivering a secure encrypted connection. Although, once linked, connected device becomes part of the system, providing far more services and protocols than necessary. It is awkward to use when the organization would need to distribute and partition on-premise or cloud-based resources across to its users.

What is SDP?
Software Defined Perimeters (SDP) is a security architecture that permits and restricts network access between users and authorised resources. Based on SDP principles at its core, CACHATTO partitions the network by admitting access on a case-by-case basis between authorised participants, and granting secure connection to resources when explicitly permitted. This reduces the attach surface and develops a uniform security model that extends from on-premises data centers to cloud resources. CACHATTO enables centralised control – specifying usuable resources to specific user, setting unique MDM settings, and auditing user activity.

Figure 1.1: CACHATTO’s individualised perimeter resource access

CACHATTO’s Secure Unified Digital Workspace™ focuses on secure delivery of the right resources to the right users on any device, any time and in any location. It provides a safe environment when accessing corporate on-premise and cloud-based data, without compromising user agility or corporate manageability.