What really sets CylanceEDGE™ apart is the default 'deny nature' of the system. This has allowed us to apply least-privilege access based on user identity and security groups; everyone can access only what they need for work. CylanceEDGE also layers on intrusion detection, network anomaly detection, and web filtering, which extends our security stack beyond the edge to remote users.
Tyler Dami, Network Manager, Granite State Credit Union
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Putting Their Trust in Zero Trust
“We knew we needed a new solution but didn’t want to compromise on security,” continues Dami. “Since we already had a relationship with BlackBerry through CylanceENDPOINT and CylanceGUARD, we decided to demo its new Zero Trust Network Access solution, CylanceEDGE”
The AI-powered CylanceEDGE would allow GSCU’s remote workforce to establish a secure connection to apps and resources from any device. As part of its proof-of-concept trial, GSCU added a CylanceEDGE connector into its data center, synced users to the CylanceEDGE console, deployed an agent to remote staff, and configured access policies. Most employees were able to complete the setup unassisted — at that point, Granite State Credit Union was convinced.
Easy to Deploy, Easier to Scale and Troubleshoot
After finalizing its deployment, GSCU integrated CylanceEDGE with another of its existing vendors to add an extra layer of security in the form of push-based, two-factor authentication. With no hardware to purchase, a simple deployment process, and an intuitive end-user interface, CylanceEDGE now exists as a shield between GSCU’s users and its data center.
“CylanceEDGE was a breeze to deploy and a huge improvement from VPN,” Dami says. “It has allowed us to retire our VPN appliances and greatly expand the number of users capable of supporting our interactive teller machines. It also provides detailed network-level data which helps us troubleshoot filtering issues and gives visibility into threats, all without creating an external attack surface.”
Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due
As long as users are authenticated with CylanceEDGE, they can access cloud applications and resources—even during a data center outage. This has allowed Granite State Credit Union to improve its agility, resilience, and network performance, further empowering the company to expand its regional hiring scope to the entire state of New Hampshire.
“Overall, CylanceEDGE has been an excellent solution for us,” Dami concludes. “It’s cost-effective, it’s easy to deploy, and it’s provided a great user experience for both our staff and our clientele.”