Jun 27 2021

7 keys to evaluating zero trust security frameworks

Category: Zero trustDISC @ 11:02 am

Zero trust as a framework for securing modern enterprises has been around for years, but is drawing renewed attention with the increase in cyberattacks. The United States government is pushing for zero trust implementations across all its agencies, and more vendors are jumping on board the already rolling zero trust product bandwagon.

The mix of user need and vendor hype makes zero trust frameworks especially difficult to evaluate. Can a given zero trust solution stand up to close scrutiny? Buyers need to define and test an impartial, balanced set of complex criteria before making their purchase decisions.

Factors to consider include scalability, advanced patch management, and least-privileged access, and that is just the beginning. As automated AI-based network and application discovery gains traction, buyers must be prepared to assess the effectiveness of AI software, which is no small task.

Zero trust meets mega hype

Zero Trust security has become a major industry trend, and yet there still is uncertainty about what it means. Zero Trust is about fundamentally changing the underlying philosophy and approach to enterprise security―moving from outdated and demonstrably ineffective perimeter-centric approaches to a dynamic, identity-centric, and policy-based approach.

Making this type of shift can be challenging. Your organization has already deployed and operationalized enterprise security assets such as Directories, IAM systems, IDS/IPS, and SIEM, and changing things can be difficult. Zero Trust Security uniquely covers the breadth of enterprise security and IT architectures, providing substantive architectural guidance and technical analysis with the goal of accelerating your organization‘s journey to Zero Trust.

Zero Trust Security: An Enterprise Guide

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