One final note:

VPNs don’t allow your organization to monitor and report on access, whether it is an employee or a third-party, such as a vendor. You do not know which users had access to what resources when, and how they are using those resources.

TAC, on the other hand, provides full audit and historical reporting capabilities on all access within your enterprise, local and cloud. With TAC, for the first time you now have total awareness of all the rich information on every session and the specifics of that session available to you at any time – all in one place.

VPNs may be good for certain circumstances, but the legacy technology that sits at their foundation presents several significant security concerns for both normal circumstances and, more long-term, for your business continuity strategies. TAC is not just an alternative to VPN. It can also be your primary access solution for all resources, local and cloud, while working equally well for internal employees and improving their productivity.

At the end of the day, Total Access Control provides a simpler, stronger and more unified approach to managing security for remote users.

In our next blog post, we’ll analyze the security challenges of RDP, and how TAC addresses those concerns. In the meantime, stay tuned, stay safe, and wash your hands.