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Embrace proactive security with Zero Trust

Traditional perimeter-based security can't keep up with the complexity of hybrid work, endpoint proliferation, and modern environments.

Zero Trust Maturity Model

Use guiding principles, an overview of the end-to-end framework, and a scalable maturity model to help you assess your organization’s Zero Trust progress, educate stakeholders, and prioritize your next steps.

Zero Trust Adoption Report

Get the latest research on how and why organizations are adopting Zero Trust to help inform your strategy, uncover collective progress and prioritizations, and gain insights on this rapidly evolving space.

The critical role of Zero Trust in securing our world

The U.S. Executive Order on Cybersecurity delivers valuable guidance to make the world safer for all, says Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity.

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Why Zero Trust

Today’s organizations need a new security model that more effectively adapts to the complexity of the modern environment, embraces the hybrid workplace, and protects people, devices, apps, and data wherever they’re located.

Productivity everywhere

Empower your users to work more securely anywhere and anytime, on any device.

Cloud migration

Enable digital transformation with intelligent security for today’s complex environment.

Risk mitigation

Close security gaps and minimize risk of lateral movement.

Zero Trust principles

Verify explicitly

Always authenticate and authorize based on all available data points, including user identity, location, device health, service or workload, data classification, and anomalies.

Use least privileged access

Limit user access with just-in-time and just-enough-access (JIT/JEA), risk-based adaptive polices, and data protection to help secure both data and productivity.

Assume breach

Minimize blast radius and segment access. Verify end-to-end encryption and use analytics to get visibility, drive threat detection, and improve defenses.

What’s next in your Zero Trust journey?

Assess the Zero Trust maturity stage of your organization and receive targeted milestone guidance, plus a curated list of resources and solutions to move forward in your comprehensive security posture.

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Zero Trust defined

Instead of assuming everything behind the corporate firewall is safe, the Zero Trust model assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an open network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it accesses, Zero Trust teaches us to “never trust, always verify.” Every access request is fully authenticated, authorized, and encrypted before granting access. Microsegmentation and least privileged access principles are applied to minimize lateral movement. Rich intelligence and analytics are utilized to detect and respond to anomalies in real time.

Zero Trust defense areas

Demos and expert insights

Episode 1: Zero Trust Essentials

Learn about Zero Trust, the six areas of defense, and how Microsoft products can help in the first episode of Microsoft Mechanics’ Zero Trust Essentials series with host Jeremy Chapman.

Jeremy Chapman, Director at Microsoft 365.

Learn about Zero Trust, the six areas of defense, and how Microsoft products can help in the first episode of Microsoft Mechanics’ Zero Trust Essentials series with host Jeremy Chapman.

A simplified diagram of Zero Trust security with a security policy enforcement engine at its core providing real-time policy evaluation. The engine delivers protection by analyzing signals and applying organization policy and threat intelligence. It ensures identities are verified and authenticated, and devices are safe, before granting access to data, apps, infrastructure, and networks. In addition, visibility and analytics, along with automation, are applied continuously and comprehensively.

Discover how these customers are making Zero Trust a reality

The Little Potato Company.
Johnson Controls.

“Since implementing a Zero Trust strategy using Microsoft 365 technologies, our employees can fulfill their company duties from anywhere in the world while maintaining tight control over core security needs.”

- Igor Tsyganskiy, Chief Technology Officer, Bridgewater

Igor Tsyganskiy, Chief Technology Officer, Bridgewater.
Igor Tsyganskiy, Chief Technology Officer, Bridgewater.

More resources

Zero Trust security blogs

Learn about the latest trends in Zero Trust in cybersecurity from Microsoft.

CISO blog series

Discover successful security strategies and valuable lessons learned from CISOs and our top experts.

U.S. Executive Order

Explore resources for federal agencies to improve national cybersecurity through cloud adoption and Zero Trust.

Security Partners

Solution providers and independent software vendors can help bring Zero Trust to life.

Zero Trust solutions

Learn about Microsoft solutions that support Zero Trust.​