Defining your network perimeter used to be relatively easy. You had a physical network. You installed software, positioned a device in an appropriate location and said network was protected against malware and breaches and attacks. Or so you thought.
Clearly, networks have evolved.
Between mobility, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud, safeguarding your perimeter has become challenging, to say the least.
So, how DO you protect the modern network with its flexible perimeter?
Keep threats at bay and enjoy peace of mind as things function safely and efficiently?
You need to consider the Zero Trust approach.
What is Zero Trust?
Zero Trust is based on the model of “never trust, always verify” paradigm, in which trust is not implicit. In other words, every device and user submits a request to connect to the network, which is then authenticated and verified. This process also defines which network resources a device and/or user has access to.
There are numerous benefits to the Zero Trust model including:
- It strengthens overall cybersecurity posture.
- It improves visibility of network assets.
- It allows for micro-segmentation of devices and users.
- It reduces the attack surface.
- It helps meet compliance standards.