Amazon WorkLink is a fully managed service that lets you provide your employees with secure, easy access to your internal corporate websites and web apps using their mobile phones. Traditional solutions such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and device management software are inconvenient to use on the go, and often require the use of custom browsers that have a poor user experience. As a result, employees often forgo using them altogether.
With Amazon WorkLink, employees can access internal web content as easily as they access any public website, without the hassle of connecting to their corporate network. When a user accesses an internal website, the page is first rendered in a browser running in a secure container in AWS. Amazon WorkLink then sends the contents of that page to employee phones as vector graphics while preserving the functionality and interactivity of the page. This approach is more secure than traditional solutions because internal content is never stored or cached by the browser on employee phones, and employee devices never connect directly to your corporate network.
With Amazon WorkLink, there are no minimum fees or long-term commitments. You pay only for users that connect to the service each month, and there is no additional charge for bandwidth consumption.
Traditional secure remote access solutions like VPNs don’t work anymore for today’s world where users, devices, and applications are highly distributed and dynamic. We need three foundational building blocks to provide a complete solution:
1. Quantified Trust: User and device trust are no longer black or white, but rather like shades of grey where depending on the security posture the same user and device may be allowed different levels of access.
2. Continuous Authorization: The channel cannot be validated with just one-time authorization, but rather needs to be continuous authorized based on zero day attacks, unauthorized user activity.
3. Decentralized Enforcement: The access enforcement cannot be centralized to handle the large scale and security concerns of modern enterprises. We need a highly distributed architecture that scales with applications and clouds.
Amazon WorkLink is ranked 28th in Remote Access while Banyan is ranked 30th in Remote Access. Amazon WorkLink is rated 0.0, while Banyan is rated 0.0. On the other hand, Amazon WorkLink is most compared with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, whereas Banyan is most compared with .
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