14 May 2021
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Thales broadens access management capabilities for modern workplace

By Catherine Knowles

Thales has expanded its access management capabilities to offer a modern, unified authentication platform across all applications or services in any IT environment, including APIs, cloud and non-standard apps.

The expansion of the SafeNet Trusted Access solution offers customers full access management protection across all applications or services in any IT environment, the company states.

Whether in the cloud, on-premise or through an API, Thales customers will now be able to access modern authentication capabilities to ensure applications can only be accessed by those authorised to do so, the company states.

Using SafeNet Trusted Access, customers can authenticate API access, reducing the threat surface within an organisation's IT environment.

The solution is designed to reduce the risk of data breach by providing organisations with a broad range of authentication and policy based access. This gives businesses the agility to provide flexible security and authentication across their entire environment.

With the growing use of cloud computing, access management has broadened its scope to address authorisation and authentication beyond human identities.

Businesses are increasingly relying on APIs to integrate services and utilise the exchange of data.

However, increased reliance on unvalidated APIs can leave businesses vulnerable to an unauthorised or compromised API accessing their applications and services, Thales states.

In addition, while API adoption is on the rise, many organisations still rely on fundamental systems on-premise to run their business (for example, HR and ERP systems).

This makes consistent access management and authentication increasingly complex while also impacting negatively on the user experience, the organisations risk profile and administrative overheads.

Many organisations face the challenge of applying uniform modern access management and authentication to these legacy apps.

Thales vice president of access management solutions Francois Lasnier says, “Many organisations face growing complexity in their IT environments. Their footprint of data and applications is growing, making it more tricky to secure and manage.

"SafeNet Trusted Access offers organisations the flexibility and agility to secure hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

"Combined with best in class access security and authentication, they can now overcome complexity, reduce access silos and thrive as they undergo their digital and cloud transformation.”

Thales specialises in advanced technologies, investing in digital and deep tech innovations connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies.

The company provides its customers businesses, organisations and governments in the defence, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.

Thales has 81,000 employees in 68 countries. In 2020 Thales generated sales of 17 billion.

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