Doing business digitally is no longer solely about the trusted private network. It is about expanding the business horizons via distributed public and private connection points, where you might not know who or what is lurking on the other end and what he, she or it is carrying and trying to inject into our computer code and company network…

In “2019 State of Enterprise Secure Access,” a report issued by IDG Connect and Pulse Secure, 44 percent of organizations striving to resolve hybrid IT access security deficiencies prioritized improving endpoint security prior to granting access.

In a world of spamming, scamming, spoofing, phishing, catfishing, and ransomware, where individuals never can really be certain of the identity of the party on the other side of the device connection, enterprises need to reinforce the establishment of security and trust. A zero trust architecture can help to overcome this ‘network without boundaries’ security challenge.

Why the Need for Zero Trust Networks and Architectures?

Simply put, data has left your control and therefore you must establish trust with a user before he/she accesses data. All access from within the network, from your cloud workload environments, and from remote users connected via VPN to your network, must be contained using a ‘least privilege approach.’ Every user should be verified, their devices validated, and their actions limited to just those that have been granted.

Once malware gets a foothold at one of your network endpoints it immediately attempts to spread laterally and infect multiple computers on a network, and it is automating to get better at the latter.

Zero Trust powered by OPAQ allows organizations to quickly and easily set up a robust zero trust architecture that helps to ensure that malware, ransomware, and other bad actors will not proliferate throughout the increasingly boundary-less network.

OPAQ Zero Trust Network: Secure Access and Segmentation

OPAQ Zero Trust cybersecurity protects your organization with multi-layered advanced security out to cloud and Internet access points while safely segmenting endpoint access and traffic patterns without unnecessary lateral and central lines of movement.

Using the OPAQ security-as-a-service model, network security policy follows users wherever they go, protecting them with always-on advanced security as they perform their jobs while using the public Internet or apps in the cloud.

With OPAQ, you can also accelerate smart and secure segmentation, supporting network segments based on user groups rather than IP addresses or physical switch configuration. This capability affords granular, least privilege segments that enable employees to access the systems they need to do their jobs, and nothing more.

Lateral LAN traffic is protected via security policies (aka software-defined network segmentation), while also providing hardware and software asset inventory, and instant quarantine capabilities.

Much of the work your organization is doing is no longer on the private network. Protect against infection, unauthorized access, and lateral spread by orchestrating security in a way in which trust is earned, not given, and by treating every connection with zero trust from OPAQ.

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