EpiForce – Identity-based access control and encryption for mixed networks

Apani launched EpiForce 3.5, the newest version of its single-platform security solution for protecting both virtual and physical networks. EpiForce 3.5 adds identity-based access control and encryption to create an identity aware network that enforces security policy based on the identity of the connected user.

The intersection of several trends has made the enforcement of security policy based on user identity a requirement. First, the growth of mobile workers whereby company employees are granted access the corporate networks from multiple locations requires a greater degree of flexibility and accessibility to applications. Second, the growing use of contractors requires a similar flexibility as mobile workers, but accessibility for these employees increases the exposure of applications to unauthorized personnel. Third, the growing use of virtualization technology to make data centers more dynamic requires security solutions that do not rely on physical mapping to protect sensitive data and mission-critical applications.

EpiForce provides a single security solution that enables an identity-aware network without requiring network readdressing or reconfigurations, eliminating countless hours of maintenance to support new security initiatives. EpiForce is a software-based alternative to using network firewalls and VLANs for security inside the corporate network. It can be installed, deployed and configured on top of existing network infrastructure without requiring changes to the infrastructure.

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