Convenience or security? Why not both?

05 Feb 2018

Your customer’s information is everywhere: on your network and in the cloud. As a result, protecting against unauthorised access is becoming even more critical, especially in the cloud where information is readily available.

Arrow Pre-sales Engineer Mark Whiteley, who conducts regular Symantec sales and technical training sessions for our partners, advises, “Passwords are no longer enough to stop an attacker. All it takes is a single phishing email, fraudulent website or malware infection, and a password can be exposed – no matter how complex or often it is changed.”

At Arrow, we’ve seen a rise in the number of multifactor authentication products to combat this challenge. And while there are definite pros and cons of implementing this technology, it can be quite complex and the tools themselves can vary greatly from vendor to vendor.

All it takes is a single phishing email, fraudulent website or malware infection, and a password can be exposed – no matter how complex or often it is changed.

Finding the right fit for your security needs

Organisations can’t make security too complicated or unfriendly otherwise employees will try to find ways around it.  This usually involves putting information at risk by uploading it into a cloud app that is not sanctioned but is easily accessible from the devices they use.

Symantec has developed a solution for both convenience and security with Symantec VIP: a cloud-based service that includes both multi-factor and risk-based authentication.

Symantec’s new Pacific Distribution Manager, Lisa Curiel, explains why Symantec VIP was developed to fill the gap.

“As a trusted advisor we need to present business data to users who are authorised to access confidential information in its various forms via sanctioned apps that house such data.

“Symantec VIP is part of Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform that optimises the user experience with proximity unlock, two-factor authentication and credential wallet – without compromising security.”

Watch the below video to find out how Symantec VIP can bring your users to the future of authentication.

You no longer need to trade convenience for security with Symantec VIP.

Contact us to talk Symantec with one of our security experts.