Attivo Networks in a Zero Trust Architecture

As organizations increasingly move to cloud services, have more work locations, adopt Bring-Your-Own-Device policies, and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) devices into their networks, their traditional way to protect a network perimeter must change. The castle-and-moat model of hardening network perimeters to prevent a compromise can no longer effectively provide security in a world of increasingly advanced and sophisticated threats. The Zero Trust model of security arose to address these threats. Implementing a fully executed Zero Trust architecture is likely beyond the reach of most organizations today. However, by starting with individual capabilities that operate in complementary layers within the Zero Trust model, organizations will realize many benefits from an architecture built on conditional access control.

Most organizations will start Zero Trust with a focus on users and devices. Attivo Networks adds another layer of access control that focuses on applications and data to protect authorizations. The company’s ThreatDefend platform offers capabilities that implement elements of a Zero Trust architecture, particularly in the areas of data trust and application trust. Its deception and concealment technologies add a layer of controlled access management for organizations to validate user access to data and resources beyond the initial authorization.

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