The digital revolution has evolved the IT industry tremendously. Businesses of all shapes and sizes store their critical business data and information through cloud computing solutions and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data to boost productivity.
However, the problem with these traditional solutions is that they increase the complexity of your organization’s network infrastructure and restrict scalability. Moreover, they offer excessive implicit trust to all network users—increasing the risks of hacks, cyberattacks, and internal data breaches.
Today, internal entities account for 36% of enterprise data breaches and 44% in small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
This is where Zero Trust Security solutions come into play. In this article, we’ll see what Zero Trust Security is and its benefits for your enterprise network and security. Let’s go!
What is Zero Trust Security?
Zero Trust Security, which caters to the needs of modern enterprises, is an IT security solution that requires the users to go through a strict authentication and authorization process to access the network and its internal resources.
Unlike traditional security systems like VPNs, Zero Trust solutions don’t assume everyone to be trustworthy. Instead, it follows the principle of “Never Trust, Always Verify,” requiring each user to pass the stringent identity verification process.
Thus, while the conventional security measures automatically granted users access to the entire network and all resources, the Zero Trust platform removes the risks of unauthorized access and limits applications and resource access on a need-to-know basis.
Let’s look at some more benefits of Zero Trust Security for businesses.
Benefits of Zero Trust Security
Here are some of the best Zero Trust Security benefits for your organization.
Provides more control
Zero Trust Security lets you control and manage who can access the network and what applications. For example, instead of providing implicit access to the entire network resources—you can limit this access and provide users access to only those applications they need to do their work.
You can manage this user access to your enterprise workforce anywhere with the help of Zero Trust Application Security. Besides, you can manage and control all these access policies from a single dashboard irrespective of the network, users, and applications.
Gain greater visibility
Zero Trust Application Access gives you better and granular visibility over users’ activities and network activities through the enterprise network.
It helps identify threat vectors or internal breaches faster, making it easier to restrict their access or remove them from the network before they do further damage to the network.
This granular visibility allows you to limit and disable activity and access suspicious users using geographical and time-bound parameters.
Streamlines user access
VPNs result in configuration failures and security errors—making way for data breaches and online attacks and making it difficult for employees to access their network resources and applications.
Zero Trust helps streamline user access to the applications through automation without requiring administrative approval or manual intervention. However, it only requires manual intervention if the user request is flagged as high risk.
Secure access for remote employees
In today’s remote work-from-home environments, employees use their personal desktops and laptops for work purposes and to access the company’s network resources. This significantly increases the chances and risks of security breaches, especially because of the shared and public internet connections.
Since identity is the key parameter in Zero Trust, which is attached to the user’s devices and applications which they need to access, Zero Trust guarantees high security. Besides, they extend AD/IDP compliance for all remote users and applications, irrespective of location.
This secure remote access helps boost users’ productivity and enforces collaboration with fast and secure access to remote applications from a single dashboard.
Zero Trust Security is the new-age network security solution that is gaining increasing traction. Many modern enterprises and organizations are adopting Zero Trust solutions to secure their network infrastructure, boot remote employee productivity, and ensure maximum network security against potential online threats and breaches.
So, if you wish to leverage the benefits of Zero Trust Application Access and strengthen your network’s security posture, check out our Celestix InstaSafe ZTAA services for your organization.
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