Network security, for a long time, has worked off of the old Russian maxim, “trust but verify.” Trust a user, but verify it’s them. However, today’s network landscape — where the Internet of Things, the Cloud, and more are introducing new vulnerabilities — makes the “verify” part of “trust but verify” difficult and inefficient. We need a simpler security model. That model: Zero Trust.
Forrester Research coined the term “Zero Trust” to describe a model that prevents common and advanced persistent threats from traversing laterally inside a network. This can be done through a strict, micro-granular security model that ties security to individual workloads and automatically provisions policies. It’s a network that doesn’t trust any data packets. Everything is untrusted. Hence: Zero Trust.
So how can you deploy the Zero Trust model? Should you? To answer these questions and more, we’ve gathered John Kindervag, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, and our own VMware NSX experts to discuss Zero Trust, micro-segmentation and how VMware NSX makes it all happen our webinar, “Enhancing Security with Zero Trust, The Software-Defined Data Center, and Micro-segmentation.” Best of all: you can watch it on-demand, on your own.
VMware NSX is the network virtualization platform for the Software-Defined Data Center. NSX brings the operational model of virtual machines to your data center network. This allows your organization to overcome the hardware-defined economic and operational hurdles keeping you from adopting a Zero Trust model and better overall security.