Zero Trust Architecture

Zero Trust is a strategic initiative that helps prevent successful data breaches by eliminating the concept of trust from an organization’s network architecture. Rooted in the principle of “never trust, always verify.” The assumption that systems and traffic within a datacenter can be trusted is flawed.

Cymune Zero trust is a comprehensive approach to securing each and every access across your networks, applications, and environment. Our Zero Trust Architecture helps Enterprises to prevent unauthorized access, contain breaches, and reduce the risk of any hacker’s lateral movement through your network, as moving freely within a “secure” infrastructure is frequently trivial once a single host or link there has been compromised.

With our Zero trust capabilities we enable your Enterprise to provide a more secure access, identify and protect the gaps in visibility and reduce your attack surface.

A Zero Trust Architecture

In the Zero Trust Architecture the first step for you is to identify a “protect surface.” The protect surface is nothing but the network’s most critical and valuable data, assets, applications and services. As it is organization dependent, the protect surface needless to say is unique to each organization.

With your protect surface identified, we help you then follow how traffic moves across your organization. Understanding who the users are, which applications they are using and how they are connecting is the only way to determine and enforce policy that ensures secure access to your data. Having understood the interdependencies between data, access, applications, services, infrastructure, and users, we then put the right controls as close to the protect surface as possible, thus creating a micro perimeter around it.This micro perimeter moves with the protect surface, wherever it goes.

Once we’ve built the Zero Trust policy around your protect surface, we continue to monitor and maintain in real time, looking for things like what should be included in the protect surface, interdependencies not yet accounted for, and ways to improve policy.

Achieving Zero Trust is often perceived as costly and complex. However, Zero Trust is built upon your existing architecture and does not require you to rip and replace existing technology. There are no Zero Trust products. There are products that work well in Zero Trust environments and those that don't.

How to Achieve a Zero Trust Architecture

Use Zero Trust to gain visibility and context for all traffic – across user, device, location and application – plus zoning capabilities for visibility into internal traffic. To gain traffic visibility and context, it needs to go through a next-generation firewall with decryption capabilities. The next-generation firewall enables micro-segmentation of perimeters, and acts as border control within your organization. While it’s necessary to secure the external perimeter border, it’s even more crucial to gain the visibility to verify traffic as it crosses between the different functions within the network. Adding two factor authentication and other verification methods will increase your ability to verify users correctly. Leverage a Zero Trust approach to identify your business processes, users, data, data flows, and associated risks, and set policy rules that can be updated automatically, based on associated risks, with every iteration.

To learn more about Zero Trust and implementing it within your organization, please check out our Offerings under Zero Trust.

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