Zero Trust: A Model for More Effective Security

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Forrester Research analyst John Kindervag came up with the zero trust network model in 2010 while a principal analyst at the firm. It is now twelve years later that corporate leaders worldwide are increasingly embracing zero trust as the technologies that facilitate it reaches the mainstream. The pressure to protect enterprise systems and data increases, and the complexity of attacks grow. 

What is zero trust?

Security framework zero trust requires all users, not only those inside but also those outside the network, to be authenticated, authorized and continually validated for their security posture and configuration before being granted or given access to applications. Simply put, no users are trusted to access data or assets upfront or, continually.  A zero trust network assumes that traditional edge networks don’t exist; networks can be local, in the cloud, or a hybrid of both with resources located anywhere and with workers.

Using zero trust, digital infrastructure and data can be secured for modern transformative technologies. Security for remote workers, hybrid cloud environments, and ransomware threats are unique features of this solution.  Global Edge 2020 Inc. can assess and devise a security plan with zero trust at the core of it, offering an ironclad approach to your data security.

Why do organizations need to shift to a zero trust model?

The modern organization needs a new security model that can better adapt to the complexity of the contemporary landscape, embrace the hybrid workplace, and protect its people, devices, apps, and data, no matter where they are located.

Many organizations are also adopting business models. As well as providing customers with what they want and need, they’re also enabling a globally distributed workforce. Recent events have accelerated this digital transformation process. Organizations suddenly find themselves burdened with thousands of connections from home computers that they can’t control. Globalization makes it challenging to connect users, data, and resources quickly and securely. The business is at greater risk because employees’ home environments are less protected from compromise with a traditional on-premises infrastructure. The zero trust model that Global Edge 2020 Inc.’s decades of cybersecurity excellence, ensures:

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Zero trust architecture - explained

“Never trust, always verify” is the motto of a zero-trust architecture. In a zero-trust architecture, security policies are enforced based on context – including the device, the environment, and the data sought – to prevent lateral movement and inappropriate access within an environment.

Establishing zero-trust security requires the following principles:

Zero-trust architectures remove the need for resources’ network location to determine their security posture. You can now protect your data, workflows, services, and other items with software-defined micro-segmentation rather than rigid network segmentation, whether in your data centre or distributed hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Helping your business move forward with zero trust

Right now, cybersecurity is the future. A zero-trust security model is at the core of it all. Old, traditional perimeter-based, reactive methods must be discarded to secure the future truly. Businesses and governments must adopt zero trust as early as possible to ensure the security of their customers, partners, employees, and citizens.

Global Edge 2020 Inc. has fully qualified network administrators, certified cybersecurity specialists and cloud data analysts poised to transition your business to one that is prepared for cyberattacks.  As more businesses continue to implement digital security campaigns, hackers will simply find targets that present opportunities to intrude.  Nearly any business with stored digital information is at risk today and we are ringing the alarm to help your team focus on the potential losses.  Contact us today for an in-depth consultation.