It is a security model based on the premise that no one is blindly trusted “never trust, always verify” or allowed to access company assets until they have been validated as legitimate and authorized. It supports the implementation of “least-privilege access,” which is designed to selectively grant access only to resources required by users or groups of users, nothing more. In addition, those who are granted access to the network, data, and other assets must continuously authenticate their identity.
Why is it important
By using the zero-trust security model, you protect your organization in ways that other models cannot. It prevents malware from entering your network, gives remote workers more protection without impacting productivity, simplifies the management of security operations centers with enhanced automation, and expands visibility into potential threats to improve proactive remediation and response.