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Use single-sign on with Tensor to enhance secure remote access: TeamViewer

Tensor‘s integration with single sign-on technologies should be rolled out for workers accessing the network remotely, according to TeamViewer.

According to TeamViewer, growing organisations typically struggle to make the remote-access applications they used as SMBs meet their needs at enterprise level. They often need a simple way to manage users that promotes security.

“The larger the business grows, the more of a headache user management becomes,” the vendor says. “Single sign-on offers improved security while increasing usability.”

For TeamViewer, it integrated Tensor with popular single sign-on technologies partly for these reasons — to reduce the burden around provisioning and securing remote access.

The Tensor SSO integrations are aimed at preventing employees from using personal TeamViewer accounts to access corporate devices; ensuring company security policies and guidelines apply to every user account; and blocking unauthorised users and third parties from company-licensed remote access.

Workers with TeamViewer personal account can find this facility very convenient for remote access when working from home.

“But IT has very little visibility into such connections, which poses a security risk,” the vendor notes.

“When you deploy TeamViewer Tensor and make it available through your SSO provider, you provide that single user the remote access they need while gaining visibility into their usage.”

Similarly, activating TeamViewer through SSO enables corporate security protocols to govern those remote connections. For instance, SSO platforms can be made accessible only through multi-factor authentication (MFA).

“Also, by specifying strict password rules, you ensure employees are using best password practices to gain remote access,” TeamViewer says.

Also, because there’s only one password to remember, adopting SSO cuts down on password reset requests to the helpdesk.

It makes it easy to keep track of who is accessing the corporate network remotely, and by using it alongside Tensor, the company can understand not only who is remotely connected but their location and what they are doing at a given time. Additionally, SSO access can simply be removed, to off-board a employee in a single step.

“You can even set your TeamViewer account to only establish connections coming from corporate email accounts, further protecting your network from unauthorised users, former employees, and consultants,” TeamViewer says.

Learn more about how single-sign on technologies work with TeamViewer Tensor.

Read Gartner reviews of TeamViewer Tensor.

( Photo by Leon on Unsplash )

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