Software Defined Perimeter

  • Overview

  • A major concern facing CIOs today is that more employees and contractors are working from home. How can IT provide a secure connection to authorized enterprise applications without providing access to unauthorized applications and the network infrastructure itself? And, how can IT provide access that is transparent to the users?

    Verizon Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) is the zero-trust approach to networking for remote access, internal networks, and cloud applications. It can defeat network based attacks from unauthorized users and devices. It is fast and user-friendly, and it can be used standalone, or combined with Verizon’s Private IP or SD-WAN services to create trusted networks. Additionally, SDP can provide secure remote access to authorized applications without making the network accessible, and it does it with multi-factor authentication that is transparent to users.

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    Theory of Operation

    Verizon SDP sits between users and servers, and isolates servers to defeat exploits such as attacks on vulnerabilities and configuration errors. It applies multi-factor authentication to defeat credential theft while not requiring the user to continuously re-enter their passwords or multifactor authentication tokens. And it encrypts all traffic to defeat man-in-the-middle attacks.

    Architecture

    Verizon SDP consists of three main components:

    • Controllers
    • Gateways
    • Clients

    Together, they help defeat unauthorized users and devices attempting to access protected applications. The figure to the left shows the protected applications on the right. These include: software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications; those hosted in infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) or in hosting centers; applications on the DMZ; and, applications in the data center.

     

  • Features and benefits

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    Software Defined Perimeter is the Zero-Trust approach to networking because it isolates the servers to defeat server exploitation, then, implements multifactor authentication to defeat credential theft, and, finally, builds end-to-end encrypted tunnels with the strongest crypto algorithm commercially available to defeat man-in-the-middle attacks.

Core features

  • Zero Trust

    Only authorized users on authorized devices can access protected applications.

  • Ease of Installation

    Only buy the services you need; subject matter experts aren’t necessary.

  • Fast Performance

    Experience fast performance from applications using the optimal path to your data.

  • Visibility

    See which users on what devices accessed which application when and from where.

Key Benefits

  • Server isolation defeats exploitation attacks

     
  • Transparent Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) defeats credential theft

     
  • Mutual TLS defeats man-in-the-middle attacks 

  • Trust assessment defeats compromised clients

  • The Verizon Advantage

  • We bring a lot to the table. As a wholesale service provider, Verizon Partner Solutions provides voice, data and internet solutions through our global Private IP network in more than 150 countries. We deliver high capacity and fast performance through standards-based 100 Gigabit Ethernet on our IP backbone network, and have more than 81 IP Nodes across 60 U.S. Cities.

    Your customers can benefit from a diverse portfolio of world-class networking solutions. Whether you’re a carrier, local provider, ISP, aggregator, reseller or content provider, we can help you deliver seamless and innovative local and global networking. Help your customers take advantage of our Data Networking, Access and Ethernet, Internet Access, IP Data, Optical Ring, Security, Voice and many more solutions. We’ve honed our strong Service Level Agreements (SLAs), technical expertise and customizable services to help you—our wholesale partners—deliver on your unique business goals.

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