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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.

The critical role of Zero Trust in securing our world

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

Why Zero Trust

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

Mobile access

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.

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.

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 journey.

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Zero Trust components

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.

Zero Trust Resource Center

Guidance on deploying, integrating and developing Zero Trust solutions across identities, endpoints, data, applications, networks, and infrastructure.​

Discover how these customers are making Zero Trust a reality

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“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.

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