Zero-Trust Security

Zero-Trust: The 'New' Security Strategy

The concept of zero-trust is not new; it’s been around for a decade. But the complexity of today’s business structures and the rise of digital transformation are inspiring organizations to take a different security approach: creating policy-based controls to enable secure access no matter how diverse or disruptive the current landscape is.

increase in remote access expected
over the next two years
of enterprises already run their workloads in the Cloud
of malicious files
are zero day malware
WatchGuard Internet Security Report Q4 2020

What Is Zero-Trust?

Forrester Research Inc. first popularized the term “zero-trust” around 2009. Its premise focuses on a more comprehensive approach to IT security, where organizations apply stronger restrictions and redefine access control. This security model assumes nothing is to be trusted despite the relationship with a company network.

The “Never Trust, Always Verify” Principles

  1. Identifying users and devices: As companies grapple with having the predominance of their workforce working remotely, securing access to internal tools presents a major challenge. It is essential that you always know who and what is connecting to the business network.
  2. Providing secure access: In the zero-trust framework, the goal of access management is to provide a means to centrally manage access across all common IT systems, while limiting that access to only specific users, devices, and applications. Access decisions should be made in real time based on the policies defined by the business and the context of the access request.
  3. Continuous monitoring: Staying on top of threats requires persistent, advanced security that goes beyond traditional antivirus. Monitor the health and security posture of the network and all managed endpoints with machine learning and behavior-based detection.

Why Should Zero-Trust Be Implemented in My Organization?

Benefits of zero-trust adoption include:

  • Supports rapid Cloud adoption and user security, key in today’s landscape as we see remote access increasingly in demand
  • Improves network visibility, which helps to combat advanced and zero day malware
  • Reduces management costs with centralized security, and who isn’t interested in better security for less?

What Zero-Trust for Your Business Can Look Like

Reduce Cost With Centralized Management

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Adopt a robust identity security framework

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Support rapid Cloud adoption

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Improve breach detection & vulnerability management

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Enable continuous inspection

WatchGuard Zero-Trust Solutions

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Network Security

Protect devices, users and data from malware across your entire network from a single platform.

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Protect user identities and eliminate companies’ number one risk: credential-related data breaches.

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Endpoint Security

Confidently apply zero-trust with 100% classification and advanced prevention, detection and response actions.

Arm endpoints to handle unknown threats >