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Zero Trust Network Access: Verify all users & devices. Enhanced security.

Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) is a modern way to safeguard apps and services for both in-office and remote users. It integrates technologies and services to provide remote users with secure access to internal applications. In lay terms, ZTNA is a security architecture in which no one is trusted by default, either inside or outside the network. Instead, users must provide proof that they are legitimate before gaining access to network resources. Anyone authenticated and using a VPN-based legacy network solution is given unrestricted access to everything on the same network. Only a password stops unauthorised users from accessing a resource. ZTNA changes that paradigm. Users can only "view" the programmes and resources that are explicitly allowed by their company's security policy.

In a traditional "castle and moat" cybersecurity approach, businesses rely on physical security measures to protect themselves from cyberattacks. This includes installing strict firewall rules and antivirus software, as well as ensuring that all computer systems are patched regularly. In addition, this approach typically involves staff familiar with basic cybersecurity concepts and practices. The problem with this approach is that it's tough to defend, as anyone with a legitimate reason to get inside can do so. Companies take a different approach with zero trust network access: they assume that nobody is trustworthy by default - even within their own network! All users must prove themselves before accessing files or resources on company premises or remotely over the internet.

Difference between Traditional Security and ZTNA

To better understand the difference, consider the following scenario: you are attending a conference at a hotel.

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When you initially arrive at the reception desk, the front office associate issues you a “generic visitor" pass.When you arrive at the reception desk, you are issued a "visitor" pass unique to you.
Using your "generic pass," you get entrance to your room to freshen up. But that's not all; the permit also grants you access to various conference rooms, lounges, and restaurants where you can freely chat with anybody you choose.You are only permitted to use certain rooms or services. As a guest, this isn't much.
You may even go to locations you are not permitted to go to since you have unfettered access. The only thing that can stop you is being caught by a security guard for unauthorised entry.
Since you have restricted access, doors will only open where you are authorised to be.
Furthermore, even after accessing accessible rooms, you will be limited to the services designated for you.

Zero trust network access use cases

ZTNA is a robust and secure authentication solution that has various applications. Some of these include online banking, medical records, and identity verification. Here are a few examples of the most common use cases:

User access restriction

Hackers with full access to the network elements can move freely and unnoticed across the internal systems. ZTNA can limit user access to specific applications or resources. For example, a company might allow employees to access their productivity tools but prohibit them from accessing corporate files or the internet. Every connection request is carefully scrutinised before it is granted.

Alternative for VPN and MPLS

VPN architectures are time-consuming and inefficient in cloud-first deployments. Also, software and hardware-intensive VPNs can increase the overall capital expenditure and bandwidth costs. ZTNA provides quick, direct-to-cloud access to corporate resources, which lowers network complexity and cost while significantly boosting performance.

Accelerate M&A integration

With typical mergers & acquisitions, integration can be time-consuming and often complex as organisations combine their networks and deal with overlapping IPs. ZTNA can be used to accelerate M&A integration by streamlining communication and time, thus providing immediate value to the business.

Reliable multi-cloud access

Cloud-based applications are increasingly accessed through multiple devices simultaneously. Many organisations are beginning their ZTNA journey by securing hybrid and multi-cloud access.

Zero Trust Network Access Pillars

It is simpler to approach zero-trust design by breaking it down into three pillars: workforce, workload, and workplace. There are intricacies to address in each area, but they all strive toward the same aim.

ZTNA for the Workforce
This pillar focuses on ensuring that users and devices can be trusted when accessing systems regardless of location.

ZTNA for Workloads
This pillar focuses on ensuring that users and devices can be trusted when accessing systems regardless of location.

ZTNA for the Workplace
This pillar of ZTNA focuses on providing secure access to the network and devices that connect to enterprise networks

Our 4-step ZTNA methodology

Mindfire takes a four-step approach to zero-trust network access.

This methodology helps us assess the risk of allowing a user access to corporate resources and provides the best solution for mitigating that risk.

Assessment & preparation

This directive includes mapping all systems, applications and resources that users may need to access from a remote location.

Define the access conditions

After establishing the criteria for granting access, our cyber experts use it to determine who is allowed to access which resources.

Monitor access attempts

We track and analyze all remote user access attempts to resources, ensuring that implemented regulations meet business requirements.

Adjust and modify misconfiguration

If necessary, our experts can work with administrators to make changes to the configuration of systems and resources. We adjust access credentials as needed to ensure optimal productivity while minimizing risk and exposure.

Why Choose Mindfire for Zero Trust Network Access

With over three decades of experience serving Middle East (UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait) businesses in the networking and security industries, Mindfire has developed a unique approach to zero-trust network access. We use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to create algorithms that evaluate every request before it is granted. This ensures that users have unrestricted access to the resources they need while protecting corporate information from unauthorised access.

By offering ZTNA services, Mindfire has made it easy for businesses of all sizes to get the help they need to stay ahead of the curve. Our cyber professionals will help you choose the right technology for your business and meet your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about our zero-trust network access solutions.

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