In an era of evolving cyber threats and remote work, traditional network security measures are no longer sufficient to protect sensitive data and systems. This is where Fortigate Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) comes into play. ZTNA is a cutting-edge approach to network security that focuses on verifying and securing every user, device, and application attempting to access your network, regardless of their location.
Why is Fortigate ZTNA so Important?
Traditional perimeter-based security models assume that once a device is inside the network, it can be trusted. However, cyber threats can originate from both outside and inside the network. ZTNA ensures that only authorized users and devices have access to resources, reducing the attack surface and minimizing the risk of breaches.
With the rise of remote work and the use of cloud services, the traditional network perimeter has become blurred. ZTNA allows secure access to resources from any location without exposing the entire network to potential threats.
ZTNA enables the implementation of micro-segmentation, dividing the network into smaller, isolated segments. This limits lateral movement for attackers, preventing them from easily moving laterally within the network.
ZTNA enforces the principle of least privilege, ensuring that users and devices only have access to the resources they absolutely need to perform their tasks, minimizing potential damage in case of a security breach.
Who needs ZTNA?
Large organizations dealing with a vast number of users, devices, and applications can greatly benefit from ZTNA. It helps them maintain a robust security posture while allowing employees to work remotely and access resources securely.
As remote work becomes a norm, organizations need a secure way to grant remote employees access to critical resources without compromising security. ZTNA is designed to address this challenge.
Companies relying heavily on cloud services need a security solution that adapts to the dynamic nature of cloud environments. ZTNA provides a secure way to access cloud resources.
Businesses in industries with strict compliance regulations, such as healthcare and finance, can leverage ZTNA to ensure data security and maintain compliance.