Zero Trust Network Architecture

Zero Trust is a strategic cybersecurity methodology that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust and continuously validating every stage of a digital interaction.

What is Zero Trust Architecture?

Zero Trust” is a new buzzword that is often misrepresented, yet it is a principle built into the fabric of what we do on a daily basis for more than 10 years. Rooted in the principle of “never trust, always verify,” Zero Trust Architecture 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.





What it is not

Zero Trust IS NOT a product, service, tool, or security control! There isn’t a single vendor in cyber that can claim they have a zero trust silver bullet. Unfortunately, only experienced IT and Security professionals understand this, and it is currently one of the most improperly used buzz words in the cybersecurity industry. On nearly a daily basis on LinkedIn, information security leaders are poking fun at this type of marketing from cybersecurity vendors.

13 Layers and Zero Trust Network Architecture

Our 13 Layer, defense-in-depth methodology can help your organization achieve a zero trust architecture as follows:


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.


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.


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.


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.

Zero Trust Architecture is at the heart of what we do to bring your organization to maturity level 5 (see image below). 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.

13 Layers Information Security Maturity Assessment

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