ZERO TRUST NETWORK ARCHITECTURE – ZTNA
What it is in short form: Zero Trust is a strategic cybersecurity methodology that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust and continuously validating every stage of a digital interaction. Rooted in the principle of “never trust, always verify,” Zero Trust is designed to protect modern environments and enable digital transformation by using strong authentication methods, leveraging network segmentation, preventing lateral movement, providing Layer 7 threat prevention, and simplifying granular, “least access” policies. Here’s a great explainer video in more simple terms: https://youtu.be/yn6CPQ9RioA<lsems.gravityzone.bitdefender.com/scan/aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS95bjZDUFE5UmlvQQ==/64E5F6DBD28E85C9C54D01D71A39F6D658A1A5816AF20E02251B83DB624CDE00?c=1&i=1&docs=1
72% OF RESPONDENTS HAVE PLANS OF ADOPTING ZERO TRUST IN THE FUTURE OR HAVE ALREADY ADOPTED IT.
SOURCE: STATISTA – ZERO TRUST IT MODEL ADOPTION
15.2% COMPOUND ANNUAL GROWTH RATE EXPECTED FROM 2021 TO 2028 FOR THE GLOBAL ZERO TRUST SECURITY MARKET.
SOURCE: GRAND VIEW RESEARCH – ZERO TRUST SECURITY MARKET REPORT
What it’s not: a product/service/tool/security control. There isn’t a single vendor in cyber that can claim they have a zero trust silver bullet. Unfortunately only experienced IT/Security professionals understand this and it is currently the most improperly used industry buzz word. On almost a daily basis on LinkedIn, the high end security professionals in my network are poking fun at this type of marketing from cyber security vendors. With that in mind, below is how we explain 13 Layers ability to provide a Zero Trust architecture and methodology for their business.
13 Layers and Zero Trust Network Architecture
Zero Trust is a new buzzword (that is often misrepresented) for some, but has been built into the fabric of what we do on a daily basis for more than 10 years. Our 12 Layer, defense in depth methodology can help your organization achieve a zero trust architecture as follows:
1. ASSETS – using a combination of baseline assessments and tools (penetration testing, ransomware attack simulations, vulnerability assessments, and live forensics) we will identify your network’s most critical and valuable data, assets, applications and services. This helps prioritize where to start and also enables the creation of Zero Trust security policies. 2. USERS – 13 Layers leverages “least access” policies, procedures and our threatACCESS platform to provide strong authentication of user identity, limit access to the least privileges necessary, and to verify user device integrity. 3. APPLICATIONS – Our threatINTELLIGENCE platform operates by default at the network level (Layer 1) to scan and remove both inbound and outbound malicious traffic in real time. threatACCESS validates developers and admins and enforces least access privileges to data and applications. threatEDR verifies workload integrity and device integrity. 4. INFRASTRUCTURE – threatACCESS validates all users with access to the infrastructure and allows for least privilege micro segmentation. threatINTELLIGENCE identifies and protects all devices (including IoT) and scan and remove both inbound and outbound malicious traffic in real time.
Simply put, Zero Trust is at the heart of what we do to bring your organization to maturity level 5 (see image below and attached). During our initial consultation we will get a better understanding of your network’s architecture, so that we may begin implementing Zero Trust into the fabric of your network as well.
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