Everything you need to know about Zero Trust Model

November 3, 2022

The Zero Trust Model Explained

The zero trust model puts an end to network breaches, ransomware and other attacks through limiting the movement of data in an ecosystem. Zero trust architecture isn’t merely a product to be installed and let run, like a firewall, It’s a mindset that, in its simplest form, considers all logins and movement of data to be malicious until proven otherwise. When proven to be trustworthy, that entity enters the realm of digital trust, they become a trusted player. For this reason, FileAgo’s security features include 2F verification.

Zero Trust Segmentation

And then there’s zero trust segmentation, the Alcatraz of security. Zero Trust Segmentation (ZTS) isolates workloads and devices. In practice, ZTS limits the impact of a malicious actor if they are able to sidestep zero trust security protocols. Waterfall and granular permissions, FileAgo’s patented technology, are the gold standard of isolation.

Zero-trust segmentation creates micro perimeters within a network to isolate critical data assets. Within a segment, specific workloads and endpoints are explicitly allowed to communicate and are grouped together in either a network segment or a logical grouping enforced by network or security controls. This is precisely FileAgo’s waterfall permissions.

When using granular permissions, permissions assigned to a folder apply to all items under it, and the permissions can be further overridden for individual items. This enables a User to create flexible access rules to restrict or keep out other Users or groups from accessing data.

The zero trust method along with isolation quarantines resources so that if a network is compromised, a hacker can’t gain access to most of the data. For instance. Best of all, if a malicious actor gains initial access to an organization’s network and deploys ransomware, zero-trust segmentation halts the virus from spreading internally, reducing the amount of downtime and data loss while lowering the hacker’s ability to collect a ransom.

The Zero Trust Model in Practice

The global zero trust security market remains in a state of continued growth. researchers anticipate that the market will increase hit a value of $51.6 billion by 2026. Comparing that to the $19.6 billion it was worth in 2020, that’s 194% increase in 6 years! Because it’s effective, it’s popularity is growing rapidly. Why not keep your data safe zero trust architecture? FileAgo has the features that keep your data secure, they protect against IP attacks and log all events.

Summing Up

Zero-trust architecture is to improving visibility over on-premise and hybrid cloud environments alike. For example, zero-trust organizations report four times greater visibility of traffic across their infrastructure than their non-zero-trust counterparts. Visibility is surely a good thing. It creates the transparency needed to quickly identify and contain security threats. As a result, enterprises that use the zero trust method experience less prolonged downtime due to hackers.