The continued, high frequency of successful cyber-attacks against today’s enterprises has made it abundantly clear that traditional, perimeter-centric security strategies are no longer effective. There is inadequate visibility, control and protection of user and application traffic transiting high-risk network boundaries, and an outdated assumption that everything on the inside of an organization’s network should be trusted.
Forrester has introduced to the world, a new paradigm for network designs, called the Zero Trust Network. As time goes by, it has been widely adopted by leading enterprise organizations and security and networking vendors alike.
By establishing Zero Trust boundaries, that effectively compartmentalize different segments of the network, you can protect critical intellectual property from unauthorized applications or users, reduce the exposure of vulnerable systems, and prevent the lateral movement of malware throughout your network.
Deploying Safe-T Secure Data Access (SDA) removes the need to open any ports within the Zero Trust Network front-end perimeter (external) firewall between the two network segments, Segmentation Gateway and MCAP segments.
On the other hand, deploying SDA does allow for secured access through the internal firewall, making it a perfect fit to complement and enhance the Zero Trust Network segmentation paradigm, further improving and securing it.
This is done without changing existing infrastructure or applications and thus removing the need to use a front-end perimeter firewall. Safe-T SDA allows passing traffic between the two segments on an outbound firewall rule.
Safe-T SDA revolutionizes the Zero Trust Network design. By deploying Safe-T SDA as a central technology in the core network segment, organizations gain the ability to not only keep sensitive segments separate and small, but also to ensure that only outbound communication takes place, thus enhancing the security of the model.
A Safe-T SDA Enhanced Zero Trust Network Architecture