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Unisys Launches AOA Framework to Provide Encrypted Remote Access for Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic; Vishal Gupta Quoted

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Unisys has announced the general availability of Unisys Always-On Access (AOA), powered by Stealth, to deploy, enables remote work and continuous communications, the company announced on Wednesday

"Employees today need secure remote access to vital data and applications to perform their work. Our Stealth security software delivers the speed, convenience, end-to-end secure access and scalability that businesses require to meet their customers' and employees' needs without missing a step," said Vishal Gupta, chief technology officer and senior vice president of Products and Platforms, Unisys.

Unisys Stealth security software has provided protection to users working remotely from home or from alternative facilities. Stealth, integrated into Unisys AOA, will provide quick, scalable support that will secure access for users at organizations of any size.

Unisys AOA will simplify network security even in hybrid/complex IT environments by dramatically reducing the traditional VPN attack surface and limiting access to only the applications needed, instead of access to the network. 

Stealth will deliver identity-based microsegmentation by creating cryptographic communities of interest that separate trusted systems, users and data from the untrusted. Stealth will employ hyper-secure encrypted IPsec tunnels to protect data from end-to-end.

Unisys AOA can be delivered via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) from a private or public cloud or as an on-premise solution. The SaaS capability offers a simplified, cost-effective and customizable way for a business to pay for what it needs, while the subscription-based pricing model allows customers to scale up or down, as needed.

Stealth brings clients "always-on" security and resilience, stopping even sponsored, sophisticated cyberattacks. Stealth has established a software-defined perimeter that will serve as the backbone for a Zero Trust security strategy by overlaying the entire computing environment with one holistic set of security policies, including encompassing desktops, servers, cloud, mobile, containers, Kubernetes and IoT. 

Stealth also includes Dynamic Isolation capabilities which will quickly isolate devices or users at the first sign of compromise and effectively reduces attack surfaces by encrypting all communication between Stealth-protected assets and cloaking the assets from unauthorized users. 

"There has been a massive shift in the workforce in recent weeks as people around the world are being asked to work from home, which can pose challenges to global operations and create unintended security risks," added Gupta.

About Unisys 

Unisys is a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most demanding businesses and governments. Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services; and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing.