Poised to solve these challenges, Banyan Security serves as a go-to partner for enterprises by providing them with the industry's most user-centric, zero-trust, network access solution. “Inspired by Google's BeyondCorp, our next-gen platform provides least privileged remote access to enterprise resources hosted in hybrid and multi-cloud environments in real-time,” says Jayanth Gummaraju, CEO and Co-founder of Banyan Security.
Unlike its competitors, who often approach access control from a network perspective, or an identity perspective only, Banyan Security adopts an end-to-end approach. The company’s platform is built on a patented architecture that follows zero-trust principles. As such, it continuously enforces access policies based on a combination of user, device, and application context, while allowing a direct connection between end-users and corporate resources, without getting in the way. The company then authenticates the request according to access policies and the unique TrustScore, enhancing security, reducing clients’ attack surface, eliminating lateral movement, and preventing unauthorized access. Banyan Security is recognized for its potential to deliver the highest level of productivity to clients by leveraging its zero-trust architecture without compromising on the security aspect.
Banyan Security's platform includes three major components. The first one is an app that is deployed on end-users’ devices to support the quantified trust analysis. It also provides the user their security posture information, enabling self-remediation.
In addition to the platform, Banyan Security’s TrustScore gives them an edge in the market. With this innovative concept, similar to a credit score, companies are ensured that devices are authenticated with a sufficient score for the resource they are requesting to access – more sensitive resources require a higher TrustScore. A device’s TrustScore is computed based on contextual information about the user and device. Banyan Security integrates with the company’s identity providers and endpoint solution providers to collect more information on the devices to enhance the TrustScore calculation. “By making the TrustScore and associated security risks visible to employees, we ensure that the entire workforce is involved in the enterprise’s security equation,” says Gummaraju.
He goes on to mention that Banyan Security's platform is incremental in nature, which allows enterprises to deploy it alongside a VPN. This enables clients to bring one application into the platform at time and later on, migrate the entire system. Banyan’s customers have utilized this tractable, incremental approach to support only a few apps initially, or introduce the platform to help one organization, like developers, securely connect with their services, and then extend the solution to the rest of their workforce.
With such an innovative and robust value proposition, Banyan Security caters to a wide range of industries, including FinTech, healthcare, eCommerce, to name a few. In one instance, the company successfully deployed its solution for a Fortune500 company where 30,000 people leverage it on more than 50,000 devices to access 2000 applications.
Moving forward, the company plans to integrate with additional security tools to collect data for figuring out the trustworthiness of people and devices. Banyan Security is also on a mission of incorporating machine learning into its solution to enhance the accuracy in computing the TrustScore. “As a customer-focused company, we always intend to make our solutions easy-to-use and deliver the best outcomes,” concludes Gummaraju.