Zero Trust Security

Today’s threats come from anywhere and anyone.

A zero trust security model can protect your business and enable growth.

Digital transformation has significant implications for an enterprise’s attack surface and network and security architectures.

  • Users/devices and applications/data are moving outside of the enterprise perimeter and zone of control.
  • New business processes driven by digital transformation increase risk exposure.
  • “Trust but verify” is no longer an option as targeted, advanced threats are moving inside the perimeter.
  • Traditional perimeters are complex, increase risk, and are no longer conducive with today’s business models.

Infographic: Digital Transformation Demands Zero Trust

Traditional perimeters are complex and increase risk

The traditional perimeter, or DMZ, often consists of multiple hardware and software components, as well as a variety of vendors across access, IAM, delivery, performance, and more.

In addition, this traditional perimeter typically needs to be repeated for redundancy and high availability across regions and data centers.

Multiply that by several global locations, and the potential for multiple providers, and the complexity challenges become clear.

Traditional Perimeter

A cloud perimeter is simple and reduces risk

The cloud perimeter uses the Internet as its core network, can be consumed as a service in the cloud, and embraces “verify and never trust” (i.e., zero trust) as a core principle.

Zero Trust Network Cloud Perimeter

Why adopt a cloud perimeter?

Enterprises must embrace a cloud perimeter to successfully transform, to provide value to the business, and to enable innovation. Additionally, they will reap the agility and simplicity benefits of the cloud for enterprise IT and security.

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