Luminate is a 2018 Gartner's Cool Vendor in Cloud Security
It is a great honor to be recognized as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Security by Gartner. Luminate is one of five companies identified in this year’s report as companies that “offer interesting and useful new products intended to solve the unique challenges of cloud computing”.
What’s cool about Luminate?
We believe we have been named a Cool Vendor because we solve a once in a generation security problem by redefining the corporate applications usage and the way IT teams grant, secure, manage and govern users’ access to those applications.
With modern organizations transferring their datacenters to multi-cloud environments while adopting a remote-workforce model and outsourcing parts of their business operations, secure access to corporate resources becomes a critical challenge that needs to be addressed.
Luminate allows corporate IT to deliver dynamic access to their hybrid and multi cloud hosted assets in a secure, uniform and auditable manner, leveraging the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) principles.
Luminate’s Secure Access Cloud™ gives users, be they employees, contractors, business partners or customers, the freedom to access any corporate application, wherever it is hosted, from any device or location worldwide through a consistent, cloud-native user experience.
Zero trust architecture with no direct network connection
Implementing the Zero Trust architecture in practice, Luminate cloaks all corporate applications and services and allows for only point-to-point access of a user to an application. By providing this granular access management, Luminate eliminates any inbound network connections.
Full visibility, governance and contextual enforcement
Luminate takes the zero-trust approach one step further by providing full visibility, governance and contextual enforcement for user actions. Every operation is monitored and logged, ensuring a detailed audit trail of the user activity.
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How Do We Do It?
Luminate’s unique approach relies on the user, device and application contexts for authentication and access governance. The Secure Access Cloud™ creates a secure, one-time connection between the user and the requested application, while all other corporate resources are isolated.
Connections are ephemeral and automatically end once the users complete their session, blocking access to other network resources and eliminating the risk of network-based attacks.
All users’ activities are examined against company policies, triggering automatic actions to ensure security enforcement and prevent unauthorized access or malicious usage.
Our solution is already deployed by international financial, technology, and consumer services enterprises, all enjoying the new approach benefits including:
- Secured, zero-trust architecture allowing point-to-point, ad-hoc user access to corporate resources
- Reduced corporate networks attack surface
- Quick provisioning of access to any corporate application, hosted in the cloud or on-premises
- Unified security stack for all environments
- Real time visibility and governance of users’ actions to prevent malicious usage of corporate resources
- Supports tracking and audit of all application access activities
- Secured access of mobile workforce and third-party users
- 100% API driven infrastructure, seamlessly integrating with automation and orchestration solutions
- Luminate agentless platform can be set up in less than five minutes.
Utilizing its infrastructure-as-code functionality, it can be immediately deployed over numerous environments, connecting unlimited number of users to the corporate distributed resources.
Read the full report “Cool Vendors in Cloud Security, 2018,” authored by Jay Heiser, Neil MacDonald, Lawrence Orans, Steve Riley, 7 May 2018 (requires Gartner subscription).
The Gartner Cool Vendor Logo is a trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc., and/or its affiliates, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular