Why do we need the Zero Trust security model now?

Why do we need the Zero Trust security model now?

The world has changed and we have changed our interactions with each other and with devices. The enterprise no longer has control over a closed network.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted people from working in offices to working remotely, businesses have increased their use of cloud platforms supporting a variety of devices and networks, and bad actors are taking advantage of the upheaval to significantly increase account infiltrations.

Legacy security solutions cannot support a zero trust network. Legacy security is limited in its ability to address cloud security because legacy security relies on a closed perimeter security model that assumes all applications are delivered from the same network location and all users are accessing those applications from the same Enterprise entry point.

When we have Zero Trust security in place, we can provide security to anywhere and everywhere on whatever device our colleagues choose to use. We can strengthen security further by including access management as the core of the Zero Trust architecture to create a Zero Trust extended ecosystem. Zero Trust architecture built on access management checks at the device level and again at the application level regardless of the device, network and how much the user hops from application to application.

We don’t know where the threats are going to stop, so Zero trust technology is available with different levels of security to give you choices in the level of risk you accept in your Zero trust strategy.