Bastion is a common security practice to secure access to private resources or systems. Some of the key features are:
- Access Control – organizations may enforce strict access controls only for authorized individuals or systems.
- Monitoring and Audit – bastion centralizes access to private resources. All activities can be logged making them easier to detect any malicious behavior.
- Hardening – bastions are typically designed with enhanced security measures.
- Isolation – bastion acts as a single entry point to access private resources
Overall, using a bastion host provides a secure and controlled access point for managing and accessing sensitive systems or resources. It adds an extra layer of protection by isolating internal assets and enabling organizations to enforce strict access controls, monitor user activity, and reduce the attack risks.