Product Updates Dec19

December 2019 Product Updates: Automatic WI-Fi, WireGuard and More

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Over time, we have learned that we develop products, not for our solution, but for you, the customer, to help resolve your network access problems. But just resolving a customer’s problem is not enough – the product should also be intuitive and user-friendly. 

It’s clear that the best people to provide feedback about the ease of use of our platform are our customers. We listened to your feedback and requests and recently have made some significant updates across the Perimeter 81 platform that will help your employees achieve easy and secure network access. 

Below, we’ve outlined the highlights of our latest product updates over the past 6 months to our Network as a Service solution.

Automatic Wi-Fi Security Feature

As the number of public Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide is projected to reach 432 million by 2020, Wi-Fi continues to pose serious risks to businesses of all sizes. Due to the lack of encryption and open passwords, open networks can be hacked in a matter of seconds. Wi-Fi hotspots are everywhere – cafes, airports, hotels, smart cities, but only one out of every three people know how to identify unsecured networks. Simply, it’s no surprise that one out of every five people and three out of ten organizations fall prey to cybercrime while on-the-go.

Due to this, we have integrated our patented Automatic Wi-FI technology (Patent number: 10440762) which automatically secures your Wi-Fi connection no matter where you are working from. Our Automatic Wi-Fi security feature activates an instantaneous connection if an employee’s device connects to unsecured Wi-Fi, and establishes a private and secure connection. This security feature will be a key addition to our upcoming bundle of new security capabilities. 

Automatic Wi-Fi Security is enabled by default. Each user can adjust this configuration locally in their account when signed into the client application on their device.

WireGuard Connector 

Customers often ask how we are improving the performance and the speed of our solution. Now your questions are answered by our latest integration of the WireGuard® connector into the Perimeter 81 platform.

WireGuard connector is a free and open-source software application and communication protocol that implements virtual private network (VPN) techniques to create secure point-to-point connections in routed or bridged configurations. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPsec while avoiding the challenges of IPsec. Compared to OpenVPN, Wireguard connectors have outperformed when it comes to quicker performance and simplified implementation. 

While it was initially released for the Linux kernel, it is now available and deployable on all major platforms (Windows, macOS, BSD, iOS, Android). By implementing WireGuard Connector in our platform, users will experience a faster performance within their Perimeter 81 application, 

Always-on VPN

In the summer days of July, we added a new configuration feature into the Perimeter 81 applications, Always-On VPN. This simple new feature establishes an automatic VPN connection any time an authorized client has an active internet connection. 

We recommend that all administrators enable the Always-On VPN technology feature in the configuration settings for all client applications. No matter which team member is using the application, they will always be connected to a secure network while working.  

New Gateway Locations

As the Perimeter solution advances with new security features, so does the amount of public and private gateway locations. We are now offering you over 36 global public gateway locations within in the Perimeter 81 platform.

While we always recommend all users to create private networks for their teams, we kindly remind you have the option to use the public gateway inside the platform.

That’s a Wrap

2019 was filled with different product updates and our latest partnership with SonicWall. This has capped off a huge 12 months at Perimeter 81. We’d love to hear your feedback going into the holidays and stay tuned for more product updates in 2020 as we are planning to launch our new unified network and security platform with more network and security features

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Zero Trust Application Access Solution

Perimeter 81 Launches New Zero Trust Application Access Solution

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We’re excited to announce that we have officially launched our new solution: Zero Trust Application Access. This new solution will allow our customers to provide their workforce with secured, Zero Trust access to popular web applications —  without an agent. 

Our new Zero Trust Application Access solution seamlessly employs multiple security layers of user trust and device trust policy validation. With the Zero Trust Application Access solution, employees are validated and granted quick access to applications in a session that will be fully audited and can be recorded and monitored.

Zero Trust Application Access allows you to easily manage application access by creating customized policies with a more granular authentication approach. By applying user identification rules, you can seamlessly and continuously protect your organization’s applications. The identification access rules can be based on network, device, location, work schedule and connection time.

Secure Application Access

Our new Zero Trust Application Access solution is designed to meet the demands of today’s ever-expanding modern network and ensure fully secured, isolated and agentless access to an organization’s critical web applications.

With Zero Trust Application Access you’ll now have: 

  • Fully Audited Access: Secure application-level access by fully auditing, recording and monitoring each session.  
  • Application Deployment Access: Based on customized protocols, organizations can deploy four types of applications: secure shell (SSH), remote desktop (RDP), virtual network computing (VNC) and Telnet.
  • Identification Policy Rules: User identification rules seamlessly and continuously protect your organization’s applications.
  • Advanced Threat Protection: Comprehensive protection against both known and unknown threats, including threats on mobile devices.

Zero Trust Access Principles 

Conventional security models assume everything “on the inside” can be trusted, which is why these legacy technologies are, for the most part, no longer effective. Our new service secures the network, employees, and applications by applying Zero Trust guidelines that isolate applications from the network at all times. 

With unparalleled visibility, control, and threat protection, our Zero Trust Application Access provides a completely transparent experience for all users without needing to modify existing networks.

By implementing Perimeter 81’s Zero Trust Application Access, our customers can experience several technical and business advantages, including:

  • Mitigating Data Loss: Dramatically enhance your security posture and mitigate data loss via visibility, safe enablement of applications and threat prevention.
  • Increasing Efficiency: Simplify compliance with highly effective trust boundaries by segmenting sensitive resources into many small perimeters that are secured based on user permissions.
  • Enabling Mobility and Virtualization: Increase the ability to accommodate transformative IT initiatives such as cloud computing, infrastructure virtualization, user mobility, social networking and more. 
  • Reducing TCO: Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for IT security by replacing disconnected point products with a single, consolidated security platform. 
  • Increased Visibility: With audited access to cloud environments, applications and local services, Perimeter  81’s Zero Trust Application Access increases security, monitoring and visibility while reducing help-desk support.
  • Increased Security: By encrypting all data and filtering unwanted traffic, organizations can prevent sophisticated cyber threats from penetrating perimeter defenses. 

Perimeter 81 Zero Trust Application Access complements our Zero Trust Network Access solution, which ensures simple secure access to any cloud environment or LAN. With Zero Trust Secure Application Access and Zero Trust Network Access, Perimeter 81 is now among the first Networks as a Service to deliver a complete Zero Trust network security platform for both managed and unmanaged devices as a cloud service.

Have any product questions or suggestions? Don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

If you don’t currently have an account and would like to experience a full tour of our platform, be sure to request a complimentary demo.

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MSP Multi-Tenant Platform

Introducing the Multi-Tenant MSP Platform

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With our multi-tenant MSP management platform, we’ve added even more capabilities so that our partners can easily manage multiple organizations and networks all in one place. With these new features, MSPs can use the new multi-tenant management platform to easily switch between multiple organizations and implement network changes almost instantly.

Greater Recognition and Success for MSPsc

Perimeter 81’s hardware-free infrastructure, multi-tenant management platform and single-click client applications grant Managed Service Providers and their clients the benefits of hassle-free, highly scalable and cost-effective network security.

By providing partners with ready-to-use tools and resources, we hope to aid MSPs in promoting their market success. “We at Perimeter 81 are proud to offer even more tools and comprehensive resources to our valued partners,” remarked Amit Bareket, CEO and Co-Founder of Perimeter 81. “With our MSP multi-tenant platform, our partners can easily manage clients and resellers separately while effortlessly switching between accounts. This reduces much of the headache that outdated hardware-based legacy VPNs have created for them.”

The MSP Multi-Tenant Management Platform

In addition to our partner portal where you can amplify your digital marketing efforts with a resource-rich and free-to-use CRM service, the multi-tenant management platform enables MSPs to:

  • Manage customers, resellers, multiple organizations, team members and networks all in one place
  • Easily manage billing and view customer license activities
  • Gain network visibility and intelligence for clients
  • Benefit from consolidated auditing and reporting

MSP Platform - Perimter 81

In the overview section, you can see each of the organizations you manage, including clients and resellers. Here, you can simply select the organization you’d like and quickly manage their networks, servers and licenses. For each organization, you can easily invite team members, connect identity providers, enable two-factor authentication and more.

Perimeter 81: A Secure Network Access Solution

Perimeter 81 is a next-generation, software-defined network security provider, driven by the mission to transform secure network access for the modern and distributed workforce. Built from scratch based on input from security leaders needing a change from legacy VPN technology, Perimeter 81’s user-friendly interface, unified management and seamless integration with major cloud services, give companies of all industries and sizes the power to be fully mobile and confidently cloud-based.

As a Perimeter 81 partner, you can offer your clients:

  • Automatic Wi-Fi Security: Our signature patent-pending Automatic Wi-Fi Security feature immediately protects your traveling and remote employees from unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot threats.
  • Cross-Platform Applications: Easy-to-use cross-platform applications available for all your employees’ corporate and BYOD devices. 
  • Dedicated IP Addresses: Private servers with dedicated IP addresses so you can skip manual IP whitelisting and lock down secure resources to protected IPs.
  • Single Sign-On Integration: Enforce secure policy-based access with identity provider integration, including G Suite/ Google Cloud, Okta, Microsoft Azure AD and Active Directory/LDAP.
  • Two-Factor Authentication: Add an extra layer of security and prevent remote attacks with SMS notifications and Google Authenticator.
  • Advanced Activity Monitoring: Gain even more insight into your network’s health, activity and security with increased activity visibility including group and server creation, team member authentications, password changes and more.

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions, follow us on social media or follow the link below to learn more about partnering with us.

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Why Every Professional Must Use a VPN

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Business professionals cannot afford to connect to the Internet unprotected. It is crucial to safeguard your company’s private data, especially when traveling for work or using your own device. Continue reading

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