Traditional network boundaries dissolve in the cloud. What remains is a multitude of end devices that access sensitive company data from anywhere. On the
one hand, companies thus have more opportunities to increase efficiency, on the other hand, these access options also have an equally large risk. This makes
comprehensive and powerful monitoring that not only checks identities, but also registers and controls access to company data from different end devices in the cloud.
Conditional Access is a native part of the Azure AD and Office 365. It helps enforce corporate policies on all endpoints, whether it is a private tablet or an enterprise desktop.
Mobile IT and cloud services bring productivity, but also the question of a complete protection of company data. Conditional Access ensures that only registered and approved devices can access data, supports MFA, controls access to cloud and on-premises applications, and allows restrictions to a geographical location or IP address.
Conditional Access plays an important role in virtually every cloud project today, as it forms the central control instance. The possibilities regarding settings and monitoring are very diverse and detailed, so that countless scenarios can be realized. Nevertheless, there are proven profiles that ideally represent a balance between security, user comfort and complexity.
The risk of corporate data falling into the wrong hands is increasing due to the growing number of mobile devices, the increasing work outside corporate networks and the greater use of third-party cloud apps. Security must therefore begin at the individual endpoints. This is where conditional access comes in: who accesses which data, when with which device, and with which app, which one comes from where, and thus controls access.