The extended enterprise
Your organisations boundaries are not determined by your firewall. Your colleagues work together with customers, partners and suppliers. Collaboration means sharing documents and data. Email and cloud apps like Dropbox and WeTransfer are most often the tools of choice for doing this. Security and compliance are not taken into consideration – your colleagues need to be able to do their work. But in doing so, the security and compliance are compromised. Traditional methods to ensure this security and compliance are too IT-oriented and time-consuming. It’s time to rethink your security policies.
The key to a modern and effective security policy is to provide as much self-service as possible, but to apply automated security policies at the same time. After all, the business users are best placed to determine with whom they need to collaborate but IT needs to ensure that this is done securely.