Enable secure access to all your private on-prem and cloud resources, beyond what you can do with traditional VPNs, with Microsoft Entra Private Access, part of Microsoft’s Security Service Edge solution.
Microsoft Entra Private Access is a comprehensive security solution designed to protect on-premises and private cloud network resources.
Private Access takes an identity-centric Zero Trust Network Access approach, and leverages the Conditional Access policy engine to assess risk in real time using identity, device, and application signals, and apply additional network conditions to protect any apps or resources, such as file shares or virtual machines.
In this video Ashish Jain, Principal Group PM for Microsoft Entra, shares how Microsoft Entra adds Security Service Edge controls for private connections that you’ll find under Global Secure Access in the Microsoft Entra admin center.
By implementing Entra Private Access, organizations can ensure that their sensitive data and critical infrastructure remain secure from unauthorized access. In this article, we will explore the key features and benefits of Microsoft Entra Private Access and how it safeguards on-premises and private cloud network resources.
It enables organizations to establish secure connections between their on-premises infrastructure and private cloud environments, ensuring that only authorized users can access these resources.
Benefits of Entra Private Access
Implementing Microsoft Entra Private Access offers several key benefits:
- Enhanced Security: Entra Private Access provides advanced security measures to protect on-premises and private cloud network resources from unauthorized access.
- Granular Access Control: Organizations can define and enforce fine-grained access policies, ensuring that only authorized users can access specific resources.
- Improved Compliance: Entra Private Access helps organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements by providing secure access controls and auditing capabilities.
- Seamless Integration: It seamlessly integrates with existing network infrastructure and private cloud environments, minimizing disruption and simplifying deployment.
Securing On-Premises Network Resources
Microsoft Entra Private Access offers robust protection for on-premises network resources by:
- Establishing Secure Connections: It enables organizations to establish secure connections between their on-premises infrastructure and private cloud environments using industry-standard encryption protocols.
- Identity Verification: Entra Private Access verifies the identity of users and devices before granting access to on-premises resources, preventing unauthorized access attempts.
- Multi-Factor Authentication: It supports multi-factor authentication, adding an extra layer of security to ensure that only authorized users can access on-premises network resources.
- Network Segmentation: Entra Private Access allows organizations to segment their on-premises network resources, restricting access based on user roles and responsibilities.
- Monitoring and Auditing: It provides comprehensive monitoring and auditing capabilities, allowing organizations to track and analyze access to on-premises network resources.
Protecting Private Cloud Network Resources
Microsoft Entra Private Access offers robust protection for private cloud network resources by:
- Secure Connectivity: It establishes secure connections between private cloud environments and on-premises infrastructure, ensuring data privacy and integrity.
- Virtual Network Isolation: Entra Private Access enables organizations to isolate their private cloud network resources, preventing unauthorized access from external networks.
- Role-Based Access Control: It allows organizations to define granular access policies based on user roles and responsibilities, ensuring that only authorized users can access specific resources.
- Encryption and Data Protection: Entra Private Access encrypts data in transit and at rest, protecting sensitive information from unauthorized disclosure.
- Threat Detection and Prevention: It includes advanced threat detection and prevention mechanisms to identify and mitigate potential security threats in private cloud environments.
Microsoft Entra Private Access provides comprehensive protections for on-premises and private cloud network resources. By implementing Entra Private Access, organizations can enhance the security of their infrastructure, protect sensitive data, and meet regulatory compliance requirements.
With its advanced features and seamless integration capabilities, Entra Private Access is a valuable solution for organizations looking to secure their on-premises and private cloud network resources.