- Securely connecting every user to any cloud or hybrid application and data store
ColorTokens, a Zero Trust cybersecurity platform company, announced the launch of its Xaccess product, a SaaS module within its Xtended ZeroTrust™ Platform, that allows its customers to provide secure Zero Trust access for remote employees, third parties, or contractors from distributed locations as they connect with their cloud or datacenter-based applications or data. Further, when combined with broader capabilities in theXtended ZeroTrust™ Platform, Xaccess uniquely offers customers a single integrated solution across multiple user access needs and across cloud or hybrid applications and data stores.
“Providing the right level of access is a common problem that many enterprises face, irrespective of whether they are dealing with different users accessing cloud workloads or providing controlled access to a legacy application in their data center or setting up access policies for their data fabric architecture,” said Vats Srivatsan, President and Chief Operating Officer at ColorTokens. “Xaccess not only allows our customers to define intelligent, user identity-based access, but also handle more common and complex use cases such as enabling remote IT admins with deeper access specifications or session-based access needed for multi-user terminals. Customers can also avail themselves of our broader platform capabilities to define restricted levels of access for specific crown jewel applications or sensitive company data stores or enforce process level controls at less-trusted accessing devices, making Xaccess one of the most advanced access products available to customers in the market today.”
“Xaccess is a true Zero Trust-based solution that brings a rich context of threats, reputation feeds, and vulnerabilities into the access decision. Its ML-based access engine dynamically autogenerates access policies based on risk, usage, and disruption metrics. We further have the capability to isolate breaches at workloads or endpoints/users and thus limit the blast radius in our extended platform,” said Satyam Tyagi, Senior Director of Product Management at ColorTokens.
One early adopter of Xaccess, a UK-based managed services provider, said, “We chose ColorTokens over other offerings in the market to benefit from their single-platform approach to implementing Zero Trust workload segmentation and Zero Trust access. ColorTokens secured our full computing infrastructure, spanning our users, devices, apps, and workloads. With one console, we gained broad and deep visibility of our access, full context awareness, and the ability to tie user access to specific application segments. This would have been nearly impossible to achieve with a VPN or single tool for each environment approach.”
Michael Suby, Research Vice President of Security and Trust at IDC added, “As companies re-evaluate security, in light of digital transformation and recent attacks, the appeal of Zero Trust has grown tremendously. At the same time, the practical considerations and challenges of operationalizing Zero Trust have become increasingly apparent. IDC believes that a cloud-delivered, infrastructure-agnostic platform design used by ColorTokens provides a worthy blueprint for accelerated implementation for organizations in their Zero Trust journey.”In the report “What Are Practical Projects for Implementing Zero Trust?” (published March 2021), Gartner recommends that organizations should focus on two primary projects when looking to implement Zero Trust: (1) Zero Trust network access and (2) identity-based segmentation.