A Zero Trust strategy eliminates the vulnerability known
as trust from the network and secures your critical data, applications, assets,
Zero Trust is a business-driven, strategic
approach to securing your most critical data, applications, assets,
and services (DAAS) as well as your users based on what is important
to your particular business, in a protect surface.
Zero Trust strategy is infrastructure-neutral, so you can apply
it to all physical and virtual locations—network, public cloud,
private cloud, and endpoint. The concept behind Zero Trust is simple:
trust is a vulnerability. Trust nothing in the digital environment—packets,
identities, devices, or services—and verify everything. There is
no such thing as default trust.
Implementing the strategy is not something you do once and cookie-cutter
copy from network to network because each environment and protect
surface is different. As businesses change over time, the goals
and DAAS elements also change. Strategy is business-specific and
security strategy is specific to protecting what’s important to
your particular business.
The goal of Zero Trust strategy is to eliminate trust from the
network. Eliminating trust helps prevent successful data breaches,
simplifies operations through automation and a reduced rulebase,
and simplifies regulatory compliance and audits because Zero Trust
environments are designed for compliance and easy auditing.