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Zero Trust Security

Never Trust. Always Verify.
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Achieve the highest level of security with your integrated Access Management, Privileged Access Management (PAM), Identity Governance & Administration (IGA), and Endpoint Management. As a strategic security mandate, Zero Trust is not only a cybersecurity best practice across public and private enterprises and institutions, but it is an unavoidable requirement . Evaluating, planning, and implementing a Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) is not a trivial endeavor. It requires careful planning with multiple vendor solutions needed to ensure complete success.

Identity And Access Solutions has the winning combination of highly competent talent with years of experience and certifications behind them needed to ensure our customers will have a successful Zero Trust journey.

What is Zero Trust?

The National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) is the leading government authority and commercial influencer on Zero Trust infrastructure & architecture. NIST’s definition of Zero Trust:

Zero trust (ZT) is the term for an evolving set of cybersecurity paradigms that move defenses from static, network-based perimeters to focus on users, assets, and resources.

A zero trust architecture (ZTA) uses zero trust principles to plan industrial and enterprise infrastructure and workflows. Zero trust assumes there is no implicit trust granted to assets or user accounts based solely on their physical or network location (i.e., local area networks versus the internet) or based on asset ownership (enterprise or personally owned).

Authentication and authorization (both subject and device) are discrete functions performed before a session to an enterprise resource is established.

Zero Trust Architecture

NIST has outlined the tenants of Zero Trust in Special Publication SP 800-207, Zero Trust Architecture:

The Tenets of Zero Trust:

1. All data sources and computing services are considered Resources

2. All communication is secured regardless of network location

3. Access to individual enterprise resources is granted on a per-session basis

4. Access to resources is determined by a dynamic policy – including the observable state of client identity, application/service, & the requesting asset, and may include other behavioral & environmental attributes

5. The enterprise monitors & measures the integrity and security posture of all owned & associated assets

6. All resource authentication & authorization are dynamic and strictly enforced before access is allowed

7. The enterprise collects as much info as possible about the current state of assets, network infrastructure & communications and uses it to improve its security posture

Zero Trust Technology

To fully implement Zero Trust in your enterprise on-premises and in the cloud, multiple IAM technologies are required, including but not limited to:​

  • Access

    • Provisioning, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Single Sign-On (SSO), Identity Directory Security 

  • Privileged Access Management (PAM)

  • Identity Governance & Administration (IGA)

    • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

    • Policy Based Access Control (PBAC)

    • Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC)

  • Endpoint Least Privilege