What’s Conditional Access?
The cloud opens a lot of doors for organizations trying to get an edge, but the more doors that are open, the more ways there are for bad actors to get in. That’s why a massive amount of time and resources have gone into developing security measures that protect the owners of a cloud system while still providing easy, anytime, anywhere access to its apps and data. One of the primary features in use today is Conditional Access.
Conditional Access starts with the administrators of the cloud infrastructure setting policies or “conditions” that must be met for a user to be granted access. These conditions include the location of the user, what device they are using, what app they want to access, and many more obvious and subtle parameters determined by the administrators. If a user requests access to data or apps and does not meet the conditions, they will be asked for further authentication of their identity or blocked entirely.