A Zero Trust strategy eliminates the vulnerability known
as trust from the network and secures your critical data, applications,
assets, and services.
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
Zero Trust strategy is infrastructure-neutral, so you can apply
it 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 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; and as businesses change over time, the goal and DAAS
elements also change. Strategy is business-specific and security
strategy is specific to protecting what’s important to your particular
The goal 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.