Reach the optimal state in your Zero Trust journey
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.
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
Verify and secure each identity with strong authentication across your entire digital estate.
Gain visibility into devices accessing the network. Ensure compliance and health status before granting access.
Discover shadow IT, ensure appropriate in-app permissions, gate access based on real-time analytics, and monitor and control user actions.
Move from perimeter-based data protection to data-driven protection. Use intelligence to classify and label data. Encrypt and restrict access based on organizational policies.
Use telemetry to detect attacks and anomalies, automatically block and flag risky behavior, and employ least privilege access principles.
Ensure devices and users aren’t trusted just because they’re on an internal network. Encrypt all internal communications, limit access by policy, and employ microsegmentation and real-time threat detection.
Zero Trust solutions
Learn about Microsoft solutions that support Zero Trust.
More about Zero Trust
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.