When we talk about security, it’s about the technology that your colleagues usually don’t notice. Think of encryption, VPN and virus scanners. But secure access to the workplace itself is just as important. You can achieve that with conditional access. We will be happy to explain what it is and how it makes your colleagues work more securely.
What is conditional access?
Of course, you want to prevent one and all from having access to business data. Then it’s nice when you can first confirm the identity of the user, which you do then with conditional access. Two popular forms of conditional access are:
- Multi-factor authentication
One of the best-known examples of conditional access is multi-factor authentication (MFA). Sounds complicated, doesn’t it? In fact, it’s nothing more than you having to go through two steps as a user to gain access to the workplace. Think of entering a username and password in the first step. The second step is to enter a code that was sent to your smartphone. These unique codes are only sent when you need them. Super secure!
- Determine which devices have access
Another common form of conditional access is determining which devices have access to the cloud. This allows you to set up that only business devices can access the network; ensuring that you can keep unwanted viewers and possibly unsecured private devices out. A super effective way to stay in control of your workstations.
Why conditional access is always a good idea
With conditional access, you add extra safety buffers to the workplace that you can’t just bypass. This makes it very difficult to hack systems and gain access to data. It ensures that only colleagues with a specific code or approved device can use data and apps. This makes conditional access a simple but highly effective technique that allows your colleagues to work much more securely, both at home and at the office.
Done in no time with Microsoft 365
There are many different ways you can apply conditional access. One of the easiest ways is to choose cloud-based workstations based on Microsoft 365. Office 365 gives you access to all kinds of tools that allow you to build in those security buffers quickly. At the same time, you benefit from the advantages of a cloud workplace based on a single supplier. This way, your colleagues work safely and productively.
Also want to work a lot safer?
Do you just want to be sure that your colleagues have safe access to the cloud wherever they are? Then please contact us. We’ll work with you to find the ideal solution for your company and make sure you get all the benefits in no time. Call us for an appointment on 088-088 43 00 or contact us.