Enable a remote workforce by embracing Zero Trust security

Support your employees working remotely by providing more secure access to corporate resources through continuous assessment and intent-based policies.

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Zero Trust assessment tool

Assess your Zero Trust maturity stage to determine where your organization is and how to move to the next stage.

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 for breaches and prevent lateral movement by segmenting access by network, user, devices, and app awareness. Verify all sessions are encrypted end to end. 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.

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 solutions

Learn about Microsoft solutions that support Zero Trust.

More about Zero Trust

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The Walsh Group

Learn how The Walsh Group is embracing Zero Trust with Microsoft.

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Bridgewater

“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

58% believe network perimeters are vulnerable


In a Zero Trust model, users and devices, both inside and outside the corporate network, are deemed untrustworthy. Access is granted based on a dynamic evaluation of the risk associated with each request. Learn more about enabling Zero Trust security.

Implementing Zero Trust at Microsoft


Microsoft deployed Zero Trust to secure corporate and customer data. The implementation centered on strong user identity, device health verification, validation of application health, and secure, least-privilege access to corporate resources and services.

Zero Trust and the Predictive Power of Threat Analytics

Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for the Cybersecurity Solutions Group at Microsoft, hosts a conversation with Chase Cunningham, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester, about Zero Trust strategy.

Afternoon Cyber Tea with Ann Johnson podcast.

Blogs

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.