Is Zero Trust: The Future of Network Security
In an era of increasing cyber threats, businesses can no longer afford to take a relaxed approach to network security. The traditional model of network security, which relies on perimeter defenses to keep out bad actors, is no longer sufficient. Today’s business environment requires a new approach, one that is built on the principle of Zero Trust.
Zero Trust is a security framework that does away with the perimeter-based approach to security in favor of a more distributed model. Under the Zero Trust framework, all users are treated as untrusted, regardless of their location or device.
This may sound like a recipe for disaster, but in fact, it is the best way to protect your network from today’s sophisticated cyber threats.
How Does Zero Trust Work?
The Zero Trust framework relies on two key components: micro-segmentation and identity and access management (IAM). Micro-segmentation refers to the process of segmenting your network into small, manageable pieces. This makes it difficult for attackers to move laterally through your network and gives you more visibility into and control over activity on your network.
IAM, meanwhile, is all about ensuring that only authorized users have access to the resources they need. This is done through authentication and authorization procedures that are designed to verify the identity of users before granting them access rights.
Why Is Zero Trust Necessary?
The traditional perimeter-based approach to security is no longer effective because today’s threats are too sophisticated. Cyber attackers are now able to bypass perimeter defenses and penetrate corporate networks with ease. Once they’re inside, they have free rein to move laterally through the network, wreaking havoc as they go.
The Zero Trust framework was created in response to this new reality. It provides a more effective way to secure corporate networks by making it difficult for attackers to move laterally and ensuring that only authorized users have access to sensitive data and resources.
The traditional model of network security is no longer adequate in today’s business environment. The Zero Trust framework provides a more effective way to secure your network by making it difficult for attackers to move laterally and ensuring that only authorized users have access to sensitive data and resources.
Implementing Zero Trust will help you keep your business safe from today’s sophisticated cyber threats.
Zero Trust uniquely addresses the modern challenges of today’s business. The framework was created to be flexible enough for any type or size of organization, and it ensures that users are authenticated before being granted access rights with their own device located anywhere in a global network—even if they’re outside your company’s secure networks!
Zero Trust Networks are built upon five fundamental assertions:
- Assume the network is always hostile
- Threats are present all the time both internal and external
- Deciding trust for a network should not depend on network locality
- Anything that can connect to your network, any node, needs to be authenticated and authorized
- Use every resource you have, to create dynamic policies that allow or deny access.
Zero Trust solutions use these five assertions as a foundation to build out your specific business solution—ensuring that you have the most comprehensive protection against today’s threats.
FCN can help you to answer those questions and choose the solution that best fits your needs.
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