What is Zero Trust architecture?
Zero Trust architecture protects each of an organization’s resources with authentication, instead of just protecting access to the corporate network.
Benefits of using Zero Trust security
Businesses that implement Zero Trust architecture enjoy stronger security, support for remote and hybrid work, lower risk, and more time for people to focus on high-priority work instead of tedious tasks.
Support remote and hybrid work
Help people work securely anytime, anywhere, using any device.
Limit damage by preventing attacks, spotting threats faster, and taking action sooner than with traditional security.
Migrate to the cloud
Shift from on-premises to the cloud smoothly and reduce vulnerabilities during the process.
Let security teams focus on incident response instead of password resets and maintenance by eliminating false positive alerts, extra workflow steps, and redundant security tools.
Improve the employee experience
Simplify access to resources by using single sign-on (SSO) or biometrics instead of multiple passwords. Provide more flexibility and freedom by supporting a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model.
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Leading the way in Zero Trust
Industry analysts recognize Microsoft as a leader in authentication and access management.
Federal mandate for Zero Trust
The US Government is requiring federal agencies to adopt Zero Trust to guard against cyber threats.
Zero Trust is widely accepted and has been praised by cybersecurity authorities for over a decade. Large enterprises and industry leaders use Zero Trust and adoption is growing as more organizations adopt remote and hybrid work.
Zero Trust is important because organizations need threat protection against the latest cyberattacks and a way to support secure remote work. Due to the rapid increase in threats and high cost of responding to a data breach, Zero Trust has become even more important in recent years.
Zero Trust network security means not trusting an identity just because it has gained access to a network. Instead, implementing Zero Trust network access means continuously authenticating every device, app, and user trying to access the network, encrypting everything on the network, segmenting the network to contain any attacks, establishing policies to limit network access, and identifying threats in real time.
The main concepts of Zero Trust are to continuously authenticate users and devices (instead of just once), encrypt everything, provide the minimum access needed and limit access duration, and use segmentation to limit the damage of any breaches.
Zero Trust in the cloud means applying Zero Trust principles and strategies to an organization’s cloud security so that cloud resources are secure and in compliance and an organization has more visibility. Zero Trust in the cloud encrypts anything stored in the cloud, manages access, helps identify any breaches to cloud infrastructure, and speeds up remediation.