Simple, secure remote access to SharePoint
97% of SharePoint stakeholders have remote access security concerns
As a centralized content management and collaboration system, Microsoft’s SharePoint Platform is used by tens of thousands of enterprises worldwide to share information with employees and third parties. But according to Dimensional Research, 97% of SharePoint stakeholders have security concerns when giving access to third parties such as contractors, suppliers, and partners. Despite these concerns, 76% of companies still do grant these same non-employees access to internal systems. Given the increased number of data breaches – 2016 set a new record - it is clear that security concerns are warranted.

Existing secure access technologies are proving ineffective in the face of cloud computing and mobile users disrupting the IT landscape. Enterprises need a better approach to securing third-party access to SharePoint. But instead of trying to patch and fix old technologies, a new modern approach is required.
Enterprise Application Access Solution for Microsoft SharePoint
Akamai delivers a radical new security approach that meets and exceeds the requirements of this new access architecture for all applications hosted behind data center firewalls and hybrid cloud environments – including SharePoint. Akamai's Enterprise Application Access solution is more secure, simpler to deploy, and lower cost than existing products.
Unlike existing approaches, Enterprise Application Access:
• Ensures SharePoint users only get access to the SharePoint portal – and nothing else on the network. Enterprise Application Access’s unique dual-cloud architecture closes all inbound access to your infrastructure, reducing your attack surface. No one can get to apps directly; applications are hidden from the Internet and public exposure.

• Provides secure access to SharePoint in minutes. Initial deployment and on-going support are a snap as there are no network changes or endpoint clients or truck rolls required. The IT workload is lightened substantially, enabling teams to work on more strategic initiatives.

• Enables a fast, seamless and hassle free end user experience. Instead of using a cumbersome VPN client, end-users gain access to applications through any browser or mobile app; they simply enter their credentials - username, password and optional multi-factor authentication – to identify themselves and are dynamically provisioned access to private enterprise applications.