To protect sensitive enterprise applications from today’s attacks, experts advise IT security decision-makers to adopt a Zero Trust approach to IT security.
Hackers today target individual employees, business partners, and suppliers to breach your most sensitive enterprise applications. But many enterprises rely on outdated perimeter-based defenses but do nothing to isolate sensitive applications once hackers are inside. Today’s reality is that your enterprise applications are only as safe as your least secure partner or employee.
The “Zero Trust” security strategy assumes that internal networks cannot be trusted and so new approaches to protecting applications are needed.
Download the new Forrester Technology Adoption Profile study to explore Zero Trust security practices that counter increasingly sophisticated attacks.*
The new paper is based on a recent Forrester study that found:
- 41% of surveyed security professionals estimate that their firm’s sensitive data was potentially compromised or breached in the past 12 months.
- 90% of respondents use VPNs for protection of sensitive traffic outside the perimeter but that offer no protection once a hacker has compromised a user and gained access to the internal systems.
- 80% use firewalls to segment networks, but these again are designed around a perimeter and trust everything inside the perimeter.
*This was an October 2015 commissioned study, Zero Trust Requires Effective Business-Centric Application Segmentation, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Certes.