Portnox White Paper

The Building Blocks of Zero Trust


What it Really Takes to Achieve a Zero Trust Security Posture

As the cost and frequency of data breaches continue to rise, zero trust has become a priority on the top of every organization's must-do list. In fact, most organizations plan to enable zero trust within the next six months if they haven't already 1. But with so many zero trust products and strategies on the market, how do you cut through the noise and Get to the core of Zero Trust's principles. Let's get into it.

A Brief History of Zero Trust

Before we can dive into the granular details of zero trust in the modern world, we first need to have a solid understanding of what zero trust is and how it came to be.

The Timeline of Zero Trust
Pre-2004: Cracks begin showing in perimeter-based security
At this time, perimeter-based security was the dominant approach to network defense and had been for decades. Traditional perimeter-based security encloses and monitors a network behind an established perimeter that only authorized users and traffic can access and leave.

However, with cloud services emerging, many network engineers were starting to realize it was no longer safe to assume that organizational data is secure simply because a user's profile is verified. The idea that a trusted internal perimeter puts the company at risk if that perimeter is compromised or an insider turns hostile was starting to take hold.


Get Your Exclusive Copy Now!