With cyberthreats continuing to grow at the same time enterprises are undergoing digital transformations that increase reliance on digital technology, more of these businesses are opting for a zero-trust approach to security – often using service providers to help.
As the name implies, “zero trust” basically assumes every user or device that wants to connect to a corporate network or resources is untrustworthy until proven otherwise. It means all users and devices must be authenticated and authorized before accessing whatever resources they are after.
Traditionally, the way IT dealt with ensuring identity was by forcing users to access the network via a virtual private network (VPN). However, with the global pandemic forcing many users to work from home, VPNs quickly proved to be unscalable and caused performance issues.