An Overview of Pre-Login for SDP Clients (Video)

What is Pre-Login?

Pre-login is an essential component of Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA). It provides access to devices based on their Device Authentication and before the user is authenticated. The granular Pre login policy defines a limited access policy of Allowed Destinations that are applied to trusted devices.

Cato's Pre login feature addresses the problem of the initial authentication for a device, a common example is that a new device is sent to a new remote user. The device needs to connect to the company’s Active Directory (AD) to complete the user authentication. However, since this is a new device, there are no users Windows user's credentials on it, and unauthenticated users aren’t allowed to connect to the AD.

Learn more in this short video:


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