Zero Trust Security Solutions
What is Zero Trust Security?
Nearly every network contains sensitive personal, financial, health, and other forms of vulnerable data on platforms that can be easily accessed without proper security measures in place. Zero Trust Architecture is an infrastructure approach to network security that uses the principle of “trust no one and verify everything” in the management and access of data and applications used in the network.
In a Zero Trust environment, the username and password are often the primary gatekeepers of secure access, alongside basic identity and access management technology: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Active Directory, and Microsoft 365 Azure Active Directory. In a properly configured Zero Trust environment, all access is validated before any access is granted. This includes devices and applications as well as users.
What are the benefits of Zero Trust Security?
The main benefit of implementing a Zero Trust model is reduced risk. In a Zero Trust model, we always start with the assumption of zero access. Only through explicit validation is the access granted. This provides a reduced attack surface which translates to a reduced risk. It also means fewer hours spent by the cybersecurity team wondering if an account has been breached by digging through logs to find out what happened.
Each network is different, and Zero Trust Security is the next-generation approach made for the cloud era. It is rapidly becoming the standard for secure access to all network resources. Even the Federal Government has mandated that Zero Trust be implemented by the end of 2024.
How do we achieve Zero Trust Security?
“Baby steps” is the short answer, but the long answer is that Sensei reviews the network to determine where data lives, whether it is in the cloud or stored locally on systems throughout the office, accessed via a VPN, or accessed while at a coffee shop. We enhance your security by first applying segmentation, identifying your attack surface, creating a Zero Trust policy, regularly monitoring your network for breaches, and updating your Zero Trust infrastructure as needed.
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