As the IT landscape evolves, new and more sophisticated cybersecurity threats continue to appear. These threats present organizations undergoing digital transformation with a challenge: how does an organization provide access to data, apps, and devices while at the same time ensuring that protection is persistent and evolves with the threats? Data is the currency of digital transformation, with many of the changes being new ways to access, use, and benefit from data. Managing the access to these resources is a large project, but it is the only way to securely transform.
Zero-Trust has entered the security lexicon with a bang. Once derided as a buzzword, Zero-Trust is now the de-facto method to deal with an overwhelming number of human-centric threats and device vulnerabilities brought in with digital transformation. An identity centric access solution is foundational to the Zero-Trust framework and encompasses users, applications, and infrastructure. Overall, the goal is to rebuild a dynamic, identity-based perimeter from the generalized anonymity of the cloud.
As the enterprise becomes increasingly digitized, verifying an identity remains a crucial requirement. However, with an expanded cloud delivered infrastructure, this verification has become an adaptability challenge in securing access while presenting a great TX. Identity driven Zero-Trust architectures offer a way to ensure that access to resources is robust while delivering a seamless experience for users.