Financial Institutions regularly engage hundreds of vendors to handle complex, highly technical and administrative products and services.
Vendor Service Engineers periodically require onsite or remote access to application servers, network devices, desktops, and sensitive devices to monitor their products.
Unlimited access can enable inadvertent compromises and outages as well as leave the door open for intentional breaches by others.
Such interruptions not only put sensitive data at risk but also impact the integrity and safety of the services and network environment.
Given the need for vendor access within the financial services space, it is a challenge to define the network perimeter. Thus, more than traditional perimeter defenses are needed to truly protect all vital IT elements, devices and data. Clearly, a proactive, role-based solution is needed for selective and tightly controlled access.