Enabling Zero Trust With MFA

IDC: No Excuses, Enable Zero Trust by Leveraging Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)

Identity security is the first line of defense against cyberattacks because people are at risk and present the highest risk to organizations, which is why “always verify” users is the first principle of zero trust.

WatchGuard and IDC Q&A Discussion

It only takes one compromised user credential or service account to seriously damage and disable an organization. The question is no longer if but when it will happen in your environment. And because of the immense benefits of Cloud computing, SaaS applications, and a distributed, hybrid workforce where your organization can begin implementing zero trust starts with recognizing that inherited or implicit trust and a network-centric approach is suboptimal.

One benefit of zero trust is supporting users to perform their jobs from anywhere using any device without introducing unnecessary risk.

This IDC Q&A article addresses the key questions and answers happening in organizations where decision-makers are considering adopting a zero trust security approach.

  • How do you recommend organizations prioritize where to start their zero trust program?
  • For organizations implementing a zero trust environment, why should they start by improving their identity security technology?
  • Which capabilities are essential and widely used by organizations successfully deploying multi-factor authentication?
  • What should small and medium organizations look for in a managed services provider (MSP)/managed security services provider (MSSP)?