Partners with Access to Your Business
Your business is no longer an island. You must provide
suppliers, contractors, and strategic customers with up-to-date
access to highly selected portions of your business. The inability
of one of your key partners to access information can stall your
business. An accidental disclosure of sensitive information can
Businesses are using the web to link to their partners. By adding
a WSA to your Web Servers, you can leverage your partners as follows:
By replacing password-based access control, you avoid the delays
and inconvenience stemming from lost passwords. You no longer
are faced with the problem that the password owner is on vacation,
yet your partner needs access to your business.
By replacing password-based access control, you can better
control who can access your business. Passwords are easy to
share and passwords can be used from any computer (your partner's
or your competitor's). The WSA's certificate-based access control
provides you with the options to restrict access to only those
computers with the certificate(s). By the way, the WSA generates
and installs a certificate, that it is very difficult to move
from one computer to another.
The WSA invites you to divide your Web Site into services.
The access control mechanisms make it impossible for a non-subscriber
to access a service. Therefore, your business is partitioned
to prevent accidental disclosure; e.g. one customer accessing
information belonging to a competitor customer.
The WSA allows you to delegate administration of independent
portions of your Web Site. This means that you can transfer
user administration to an employee of your partner – your
employees no longer have responsibility nor authority to add
and remove your partner's users.
The WSA provides access control and security independently
of your servers. This greatly reduces your risk when careless
upgrades to your servers or applications could result in security