How Our Software-Defined Perimeter Works
Appgate’s Software-Defined Perimeter architecture exceeds the NIST Zero Trust Architecture Specifications by delivering a truly superior secure access solution.
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A Step-by-Step SDP Walkthrough
Explore the workflow and core appliances that deliver secure access
Before any connection is made, the device and user must authenticate to the Controller, which evaluates a multi-dimensional identity profile.
User and Device Context:
- User Roles & Projects
- Time and Date
- Device Security Posture
- Customizable Conditional Requirements
Based on the context and permissions associated with user or device, the Controller returns a cryptographically signed token back to the Client, which contains the authorized set of network resources.
Entitlements Adjust Based On Conditions and Risk
- Trusted access
- Limited access
- No access
The Client uploads the Entitlement, which the Gateway uses to discover applications matching the user’s identity. When the user attempts to access a resource, the network driver forwards the token to the appropriate cloaked Gateway.
- Permits access
- Denies access
- Requires an additional action from the user, such as a one-time password
Once granted, all access to the resource travels from the Client across a secure, encrypted network tunnel to the Gateway, then through a micro-firewall to the only the approved resource.
Appgate’s Software-Defined Perimeter continuously monitors for changes to the user and device context. If context changes, the users' network and application entitlements dynamically adjust in real time based on policies.
Privileges Adjust Immediately:
- Require additional authentication from the user
- Restrict access to critical systems
- Revoke access until resolution
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Features That Make a Difference
Cloaked from Prying Eyes
Single Packet Authorization (SPA) makes your infrastructure invisible to minimize your attack surface. Unlike pinhole’s and open ports, with SPA you can’t attack what you can’t see.
Users gain seamless access to all entitled resources across heterogeneous environments without VPN switching. Avoid costly backhaul and latency with 1Gbps throughput that utilizes internet connectivity for high availability.
Dynamic Policy Resolution
Using plain language tagging and environmental meta-data, user policies remain in-sync with infrastructure regardless of underlying addresses or dynamic scaling.
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Get hands-on with Appgate SDP in our guided Test Drive, deploy in AWS for 15-days free, watch demo videos or request a customized demo for your organization. Choose your preference.Explore Now
Remote Workforce Zero Trust Demo, Featuring ForresterWatch Demo
Appgate SDP Overview
A detailed description of the features, functionality and core components of Appgate’s Software-Defined Perimeter
SDP Reference Architecture
Illustrates and documents how Appgate’s Software-Defined Perimeter works within different network architectures
Appgate SDP Visualized
A visual representation of how the core components of Appgate SDP architecture works to deliver secure access
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