Trust is the foundation of IT security but the trust model of today’s security architecture is broken
Encrypt Data before
it hits the WAN
Trust is never assumed
based on infrastructure
ownership or control
Build trust around user
identity, keys and credentials
that you own and control
The Zero Trust model is gaining support across the security industry in response to the ever changing threat landscape and the realization that owned infrastructure – from data centers to branch offices, LANs to private WANs – is neither controlled nor secure.
The vast majority of data breaches now occur as a result of user compromised credentials – providing a hacker with direct access to that trusted network.
The concept of a private WAN is flawed: ‘private’ WAN services are typically multiple organizations’ connections delivered over a single shared managed service network using simple labels to separate customer traffic. Basic misconfigurations can result in the networks of two or more organizations becoming merged; at which point ‘secure’ data is not only open to the service provider but also at the mercy of that organization’s security posture – or lack of it. The ‘owned’ infrastructure is neither under the organization’s control nor secure.
Zero Trust recognizes that any network, device, user or application could be compromised
Enterprises and governments around the world are embracing Zero Trust. Retailers, financial service firms, health care providers and others are adopting it. Lawmakers in the United States publicly advocated Zero Trust in the wake of the massive data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
In this Zero Trust security model, the only way to ensure that an organization’s data is secure is to encrypt it before it hits the WAN – if the data does fall into the wrong hands it is of absolutely no use.
Trust Evolved: Safeguarding data in motion
Extending trust across the WAN by using patented Layer 4 stealth encryption delivers control back to the CISO. Trust is decoupled from perimeter and infrastructure.
- Trust is never assumed based on infrastructure ownership or control
- Trust is built around the keys you own, not the infrastructure
- Security becomes elastic, extending beyond perimeter to follow users and apps across the WAN.
- Trust overlay built around keys and credentials
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