Organizations that take a zero trust approach to security understand that the traditional detect-and-remediate approach to cybersecurity is broken. Zero trust mindsets assume that all content – regardless of whether it originates from a trusted source – is untrustworthy.
A zero trust security strategy begins with no access as the default. That means that no user, device or application – regardless of location or status – can access anything. This prevents threat actors from accessing endpoints and spreading through the network.
Zero trust security provides another level of security checks to ensure that the person, application or device is who or what they say they are. This includes other clues such as device information, physical location and, ultimately, behavior.
Modern applications are no longer monolithic stacks in a single data center. They’re now split up into thousands of microservices spread out across multiple cloud infrastructures. Zero trust security enhances this experience.
What is Zero Trust Network Access?
Taking a zero trust approach to security means flipping the philosophy of trust on its head. In this case, trust must be earned by all people and devices, whether they’re internal or external.