Who is connecting?
Knowing the user identity is a key component of Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA) - it is essential to identify the user at any point in time, control user access, and monitor user activity. The Identity Agent for User Awareness identifies Windows users behind a Socket, or in Office Mode. It uses the framework of the Cato SDP Client to get the user information and regularly reports this identity to the PoP (about every 30 seconds). Any change in the IP address is immediately detected and reported.
The Client is installed on the device and runs in the background (without establishing a tunnel) and it provides the Cato Cloud with the user identity (no action is required by the user).
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