The key to a secure modern workplace
Zero trust is a security concept that advocates for always verifying the identity of users, devices, and resources before granting access to sensitive data or systems. It is based on the idea that organizations should not blindly trust any entity, not only on the outside, but also inside their network. Access to resources should be granted only after verifying the identity and context of the request.
It is often seen as the key to building a modern digital workplace that is both secure and user-friendly.
No inside or outside
Traditionally, organizations have often relied on network-based security measures such as firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs) to protect their resources. However, these measures are becoming increasingly ineffective at preventing data breaches, as attackers are finding new ways to bypass them. Not to talk about that they don’t prevent insider attacks.
In contrast, a zero trust approach shift the focus from the network to the individual user and/or device. Think of it as there no longer is and inside or outside, all traffic is handled equally and by always needing verification of identity and context for each request, zero trust helps to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data and systems.
Benefits of zero trust
Improved user experience
Zero trust can eliminate the need for VPNs and provide a seamless experience for accessing both on-premises and cloud applications, saving users time and frustration.
Greater visibility and control
A zero trust approach can provide organizations with greater visibility into their access requests and activity, This can help organizations identify potential threats and vulnerabilities and take appropriate actions to mitigate them.
By always verifying the identity of users and devices instead of leaning on trust, the risk of unauthorized access to sensitive data and systems is greatly reduced.
Zero trust can be highly adaptable to an organization's needs and can be implemented incrementally, based on the sensitivity of the data and systems being accessed.
The importance of access management
Access management is a vital aspect of zero trust security. It ensures that only authorized users can access your organization's systems and data, as well as making sure all access is properly logged and monitored. Without a strong access management solution, it is difficult to effectively implement zero trust. Therefore, access management is essential for any organization that is serious about implementing zero trust.
That’s why our access management solution, Pointsharp Gateway, is built from the ground up to support the implementation of zero trust. It offers multiple secure login options, single sign-on, publication of on-premises applications, and the ability to customize access policies and controls based on an organization's specific needs.
Make sure you know who has access to what.
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