Zero Trust Architecture

Zero Trust Architecture

The Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) approach to data security is centered on the principle of "never trust, always verify," It requires users and devices to authenticate their identities before being granted access to any resource or application.

ZTA integrates several tools, including network segmentation, micro-segmentation, multifactor authentication, security analytics, encryption, and cloud security solutions.

ZTA is more dynamic, adaptable, and constantly monitored than conventional security techniques, allowing it to identify possible risks earlier and take prompt action.

NIST lists the following as the fundamental tenets of ZTA: stringent access control, ongoing monitoring, assuming a breach, least privilege, micro-segmentation, and automation.

ZTA is critical in cloud environments, where multiple devices and locations access sensitive data and applications.

ZTA solves today's cloud security challenges, including the dynamic and complex nature of cloud environments, the need to secure data and applications across multiple clouds, and the need to comply with regulatory standards that require strict access controls and data protection measures.

Confidential computing enhances ZTA by providing a secure execution environment for sensitive workloads, even in untrusted environments.

Learn more about:

Zero Trust: Accelerating the Development of Healthcare AI: On-Demand webinar

Zero Trust – The Importance of Cryptography, Key Management, and Confidential Computing

Zero Trust Architecture with Fortanix Enclave Development Platform (EDP)