Aqua Security Accomplishes Secure Network Access with Perimeter 81’s Seamless Azure AD Integration

Perimeter 81 helps Aqua Security’s employees authenticate easily and securely with its scalable network access solution.

One of the biggest benefits that we gain with Perimeter 81’s solution is the integration with Azure AD. It allows us to authenticate our users with strong authentication via 2FA. It’s the most significant feature that I use with Perimeter 81 and it smoothly integrates with our enterprise authentication system.
Amir Jerbi
Co-Founder and CTO of Aqua Security

The Company

Aqua Security is the largest pure-play cloud-native security company. The Aqua CloudNative Security Platform provides prevention, detection, and response automation across the entire application lifecycle to secure the build, secure cloud infrastructure and secure running workloads wherever they are deployed. 

Aqua customers are among the world’s largest enterprises in financial services, software, media, manufacturing and retail, with implementations across a broad range of cloud providers and modern technology stacks spanning containers, serverless functions, and cloud VMs.

Headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel with additional office branches in Burlington, MA, and San Francisco, CA, Aqua Security has approximately 300 employees based across the U.S., Israel and India.

Website:
Industry:
Technology
Location:
Israel
Employees:
201–500
Customer since:
2018

Solution Highlights

Deployed secure gateways worldwide in under 5 minutes
Successfully decreased manual administration complexity
Rapidly scaled the Perimeter 81 solution in 1 day

The Challenge

As one of Perimeter 81’s first customers, Aqua Security was an early adopter of our secure remote access solution. Before finding Perimeter 81, Aqua Security had no solution in place. 

“We didn’t have any network access service before Perimeter 81. The main reason we looked directly to modern VPNs and remote access solutions was because of my past experience dealing with the complexity of setting up hardware solutions, providing secure access between different sites. and administering these networks. This brought me to understand that we needed to start immediately with a more modern type of solution,” 

For Aqua Security, ensuring the authentication of its employees is a top priority. Since Aqua Security initially implemented the Perimeter 81 solution for its entire global workforce, one of the major benefits it experienced is authenticating its users with Azure AD

“One of the biggest benefits that we gained with Perimeter 81’s solution is the integration with Azure Active Directory. Our employees can log in to Perimeter 81 with the Azure AD strong authentication credentials, resulting in less complexity and fewer headaches for our IT team.”

Why Perimeter 81

When Aqua Security started shopping in the network security market for its ideal remote access solution, it encountered several irrelevant options which led them to Perimeter 81.

“As a security vendor we were looking to fill a modern security stack, in-line with our own internal security model, but we came across many different cloud VPNs that were designed for personal use and were not sufficient for enterprise or security company usage. They didn’t have the security features and capabilities that we were seeking.”

This forced Aqua Security to take a 180-degree turn in his search, finding Perimeter 81. “We immediately passed on the legacy type of VPNs which required the appliance to be deployed on-prem. While looking into Perimeter 81’s solution we compared other SaaS security vendors but we decided to go with Perimeter 81 as it had the best fit for our needs.”

The Results:

Easy Authentication with Azure AD

For Aqua Security, ensuring the authentication of its employees is a top priority. “One of the biggest benefits that we gained with Perimeter 81’s solution is the integration with Azure Active Directory. Our employees can log in to Perimeter 81 with the Azure AD strong authentication credentials, resulting in less complexity and fewer headaches for our IT team.”

Seamless and Fast Gateway Deployment

Aqua Security has been extremely happy with the quick network deployment time within the platform and the latency. “Deploying gateways with Perimeter 81 was a smooth experience with quick deployment times. Within a few minutes, we easily deployed a gateway for our regional users. When we hired new people, we wanted to reduce their latency by spinning up local assets, and we did it with a click of a button.”

Easy To Scale

Since Aqua Security implemented the Perimeter 81 solution, one of the major benefits it experienced was the ease of scaling the solution to its global employees. “COVID-19 forced all our employees to become remote. The employees that had Perimeter 81 continued to use it, and we deployed it to those who didn’t have it before. Scaling the solution was a smooth experience — we just dragged and dropped new Identity Profiles into relevant user groups.

Time Savings

When experienced security teams are looking for an ideal secure remote access solution, they factor in how much daily operational time the solution might save them, and in Aqua Security’s case, the Perimeter 81 solution has been a significant time-saver. “With Perimeter 81’s self-managed system, every new employee can download and deploy the solution by themselves and have instant secure access, whether it’s on their laptop or on their mobile device.”

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