Cameyo Adds Secure Cloud Tunneling Capability

Cameyo, an application virtualization platform provider, today added a tunneling capability that eliminates the need for virtual private networks (VPNs) to open ports in firewalls to enable remote users to access applications.

Eyal Dotan, CTO, Cameyo, said the Secure Cloud Tunneling capability acts as an intermediary between end users sending requests using the remote desktop protocol (RDP) and the applications they are trying to access via a virtual app delivery (VAD) service managed by Cameyo.

Requests for application access are forwarded to a Cameyo server that determines what applications are being requested and where they reside on the Cameyo cloud service. The servers on which those applications reside then send a URL to the client machine to provide that end user with access to an application.

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That approach creates a zero-trust IT environment that can be extended to employees working from anywhere, said Dotan. The company also revealed today that its cloud service has achieved ISO 27001 certification after its systems, processes and platforms were audited by a third party.

Cameyo Secure Cloud Tunneling also provides the added benefit of reducing an organization’s dependency on RDP, which Dotan noted is susceptible to a range of vulnerabilities that cybercriminals have already shown they know how to exploit. In fact, RDP exploits are the attack vector most frequently used to launch ransomware attacks, added Dotan.

Cameyo created an approach to application virtualization that enables end users to remotely access desktop applications from a browser. The Secure Cloud Tunneling capability ensures that application traffic isn’t being intercepted by cybercriminals that, as part of an effort to access IT environments through open firewall ports, have found a way to compromise RDP.

In the wake of a series of high-profile breaches, interest in zero-trust IT architectures is on the rise. The challenge organizations face is finding a way to enable end users to access applications from anywhere without requiring a massive amount of time, effort and cost. The Cameyo service is not only designed to be deployed in a few hours, it also eliminates the need to rely on virtual private networks (VPNs) to give remote users access to applications.

Now that it appears many employees will not be returning to the office full-time as variants of the COVID-19 virus continue to wax and wane, it’s apparent more organizations will need to revisit their approach to working from home. Cybercriminals are targeting end users that they know are dependent on vulnerable systems and are accessing corporate applications over insecure networks. Even after the COVID-19 pandemic finally subsides, many end users will continue to work outside the office. What was once thought to be a temporary problem has become a much more permanent state of IT affairs. In effect, the new normal is making IT environments less secure than ever.

There are, of course, multiple paths toward implementing a zero-trust IT environment that could address that issue. The challenge now is to implement one of those IT architectures before something truly catastrophic occurs.

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