Zero Trust Security refers to a type of network protection model that is founded on stringent identity verification protocols. The dedicated framework dictates and insists that only authorised and authenticated devices and users are enabled to access confidential data and applications. Simultaneously, the process protects these users and applications from advanced threats active on the web.

This security model was originally introduced by a Forrester Research analyst, and while it is not a completely new concept, it has become increasingly more vital for contemporary digital transformation, and for the impact it has on the architecture of enterprise network security.

Why is Zero Trust Security necessary?

The workforce of today is increasingly operating in a more flexible way, which means accessing data and applications from a diverse range of devices beyond the traditional business perimeter. To date, firms have adopted a security process that first verifies, then trusts. This means that if an individual has the appropriate credentials, they can gain access to an app, device or site they are requesting to interact with.

This has resulted in a greater risk of exposure that has dissolved what was considered once a trusted zone of company control, leaving many enterprises exposed to data leaks malware and the rising threat of ransomware attacks. Advanced protection is now required where data, applications, devices and users are located.

To stay competitive, companies require a Zero Trust-type network architecture that is able to protect the firm’s data, wherever devices and users are, while at the same time, making sure that all apps work swiftly and seamlessly.

IT security challenges to a Zero Trust approach

IT security must ensure both devices and users can connect safely to the internet, wherever they connect from in a less complex way than used previously. IT security must also proactively block identified threats and mitigate their impact, including phishing, malware, ransomware, zero-day attacks and domain name server (DNS) data exfiltration.

Conventional access technology, like a virtual private network (VPN), counts on outdated trust principles. This has resulted in user credentials being compromised and largescale data breaches. IT security needs to reconsider its access model to ensure the company is secure, but not at the expense of workflow. All users must have fast and easy access that is entirely secure.

Creating a secure workplace for people and data

At Galaxkey, we have designed a secure workspace for enterprise personnel to operate safely and securely, while keeping the data they use and retain protected from prying eyes. Our system allows users to verify senders and limit access to private documents. All content can be tracked, whether it is being stored on the cloud or sent via email, and any amendments or alterations are recorded, with users alerted to changes.

Our solution offers a simple-to-use but incredibly robust encryption method, which allows staff to safeguard data quickly and easily from unauthorised entities without ever interrupting their workflow. Get in touch with us today to access your free, two-week trial and get premium-level data protection.