Temporary access

Enterprises with a large number of devices, users, and applications usually have multiple policies running concurrently. Administrators managing these endpoints are often faced with unprecedented situations that aren't covered by those policies; in cases like this, a contingency solution is crucial to minimize the loss of productivity.

Additionally, scenarios where specific user requirements last only for a particular period of time also arise. Not only is it inefficient to create permanent policies based on these temporary needs, but it can also end up creating privilege creeps in the network.

What is temporary access?

Temporary access is designed to combat both of these issues simultaneously by giving users on-demand access and privileges to run applications. In order to ensure maximum security, these temporary rights are automatically revoked once the user's requirements are satisfied.

How does Application Control Plus' temporary access work?

Application Control Plus enables administrators to create policies that determine which users are authorized to access applications. The privileges with which they run these applications can also be managed using the Endpoint Privilege Management feature. Users with temporary requirements for these abilities can be granted on-demand access for specific time periods, just enough to satisfy their needs.

  • Access to all applications

    Policies deployed in Strict Mode allow users to access only the applications whitelisted to them. All blacklisted and greylisted applications will remain blocked in this mode. By enabling temporary access to all applications, users with short-term needs to these blocked applications can be allowed access to them. The authorized duration of access can also be specified while creating the temporary access policy, ensuring unnecessary permissions are revoked once the requirements are fulfilled.

  • Self-elevation of privileges

    End-user device groups can be given temporary privileged access to all applications allowed to them by enabling this mode. Once the temporary access policy is deployed, users will be allowed to self-elevate their privileges to all applications for the time limit specified.

Advantages of temporary access

  • Establishing the principle of least privilege

    The principle of least privilege refers to the concept of lowering enterprise-wide privileges to the bare minimum required to perform an entity's job. Even though this principle is widely advocated, enterprises shy away from establishing it due to the complexities involved. Application Control Plus' temporary access feature provides just the right amount of leeway required while establishing such principles, making implementation a breeze for enterprises.

  • Prevent productivity loss

    Unprecedented needs tend to require immediate attention, but creating new policies to fittemporary needs can be cumbersome and time-consuming.Temporary access lets administrators cater instantly to their users' needs, without causing any drops in productivity.

Packed with features like Application Whitelisting, Application Blacklisting, Endpoint Privilege Management and Flexibility Regulator, Application Control Plus is a comprehensive solution that helps to improve both productivity and security. Try free for 30 days!