Zero trust architecture is focused on what the business needs and to be functionally in organization systems by implementing network-centric date security that provides access to the only person who needs it. In a legacy network, organizations have little to no visibility or control regarding network and data usage, but with a Zero Trust Architecture, all network traffic is seen by the segmentation gateway containing granular policy regarding data, application, or asset access that is strictly enforced.
There are many misconceptions about Zero Trust Architecture model for example functionality, pricing and implementation. So below are the lists some of the major myths in zero trust architecture.
Zero Trust cannot be installed to the public cloud
Most organizations view Zero Trust as something that must be done on-premises, but Zero Trust Network Architecture is quickly moving to the public cloud. Think of a public cloud as a virtualized data center owned by someone else. When you move workloads and data to a public cloud, there has traditionally been a very limited set of native security controls that can be implemented. By taking a Zero Trust approach, companies can now mimic what they are doing in the software-defined data center and extend that to the public cloud. This is done by transparently inserting a Virtual Segmentation Gateway into the virtualization stack of the public cloud service and then applying layer two through seven Zero Trust rules to segment the traffic based upon users, applications, or data types.
Zero Trust Architecture Is Expensive and Disruptive
Since Zero Trust Architecture is an augmentation of current security controls and not a ‘rip and replace’, typically there are few, if any, disruptions when it comes to implementation. This means that with a Zero Trust Architecture in place, organizations will have a simplified security model that provides greater operational efficiencies and is also more cost effective—all while enforcing a smarter, more powerful data security strategy.
Zero Trust Is Only for Large Organizations
Google was one of the first companies to adopt the zero trust model. As a result, many people still think it is only for the largest organizations. But the reality is, no one is safe from a cyber attack unless your organization have good cybersecurity. In fact, 61% of all data breaches affected small businesses, according to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.
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