Since the iboss cloud platform runs in the cloud, users are connected directly through the iboss cloud platform while they access the complete Microsoft 365, including email, Microsoft Teams and virtually everything else Azure has to offer. Since the connections are going through the iboss cloud platform at all times, network and security administrators have exactly the same visibility and security coverage as they would if those users were working from the office. In addition, users can leverage their bandwidth directly, without sending that bandwidth through the VPN, to get the most out of the Microsoft 365 suite and any other cloud application on the Internet.
If users are using VPNs, traffic from the VPN is offloaded using split tunneling. Only traffic that will end up in the office should be sent through the VPN while all other traffic, the vast majority of it, is sent through the iboss cloud. The split tunneling works by setting iboss as the default VPN route. The specific office destinations are configured as explicit routes. The iboss agents are completely compatible with all VPN clients, run silently, can be pushed out via bulk deployment methods instantly and have the ability to send ALL cloud traffic through the iboss cloud service for inspection and protection.
Sending all traffic through a VPN to a datacenter hosting proxy appliances is the worst case scenario and will lead to slow and unusable connections for users, especially remote workers.
Leverage iboss as your Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform for internet bound traffic. Offloading Internet bound traffic to iboss while only sending traffic that terminates at the office through the VPN will greatly improve the end user experience by increasing connection speeds dramatically. The iboss cloud connector takes the default route on the end user device and automatically redirects all non-private traffic through iboss cloud for security. This improves user productivity and streamlines connections to Microsoft 365, Zoom, Teams, and other cloud applications. It also reduces the proxy and network security appliance footprint and the data center as all heavy traffic processing is performed within iboss cloud which has infinite scale.
Leverage iboss as your Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform for ALL network traffic, both public and private, so that users are connected directly to any cloud resource quickly and securely. Sending all traffic through iboss cloud, both private and public, connects users to all cloud resources quickly and securely based on user identity and role. It eliminates costs by eliminating proxy and network security appliances hosted at the data center or office by performing security functions in the cloud and eliminating VPN infrastructure. Users connect to iboss cloud and all traffic to Microsoft 365, cloud applications and video conference apps such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams is sent directly from the user to the cloud application with no extra hops to on-prem infrastructure. Since iboss is connected to all resources, public and private, it can connect users directly to those resources based on user role with speed and security while greatly reducing infrastructure costs, management costs and improving user productivity as they work with the network speed necessary to use cloud applications efficiently. The iboss platform is the premier SASE and Zero Trust platform that is the center piece of your cloud transformation.
The iboss platform is natively integrated with Microsoft 365. As a Zero Trust platform, the iboss Zero Trust Edge can grant or deny access to cloud resources based on user context by connecting user security groups from Azure ADFS automatically. The built-in iboss cloud CASB visibility can be tied to Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps (MDCA), so that policies configured in MDCA automatically sync to the inline data path protected by iboss. Logs generated from a remote work force can be connected with Sentinel to provide more visibility and context to security admins. Any infrastructure running the Azure cloud can have their connections automatically secured by the iboss platform with a few clicks without ever deploying a virtual firewall providing true, complete SaaS network security. The following shows how iboss provides the “centerpiece” for any Microsoft 365 strategy, by providing the fastest and most secure connection to the cloud and to the Microsoft 365 suite.