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What is Zero Trust Security?

Zero trust Security is a security approach based on a core belief that organizations should verify everything attempting to connect before granting access. Zero trust means trusting no one and assuming the network is compromised – challenging the user to prove they aren’t attackers.  Zero Trust establishes a state of least privilege, so no user or application has only the access needed.  A Zero Trust strategy needs to combine security information to generate the context (device security, location, etc.) that informs and enforces validation controls.

Zero Trust Minimum Requirements

‍Zero Trust Security requires an expansive portfolio of security solutions and experience: data, identity, devices and workloads, analytics, visibility, network and endpoint, and automation and orchestration.
  • Data
    Protect company data using zero trust security protocols.  According to risk, Discover, classify, and manage data access for users and customers across your organization.
  • Identity
    Govern and define zero trust security protocols by managing access for all users and privileged access accounts with multifactor authentication, SSO, and lifecycle management.
  • Devices and Workloads
    Defend the company with zero trust security protocols—from monitoring and managing endpoints to securing applications by design.
  • Analytics and Visibility
    Enforce and monitor zero trust security protocols with intelligent analytics.  Monitor and view the behavior of all resources, users, and data that connect with the business.
  • Network and Endpoints
    Quickly solve and respond to security issues as part of a zero trust practice with orchestrated actions and playbooks.
  • Automation and Orchestration
    Implement skills and proven solutions to protect your organization's infrastructure, network, and endpoints from today's cyber security threats.

Zero Trust Solutions

The following technologies can help your organization implement strong cybersecurity that reduces your vulnerability to cyber-attacks and protects your critical information systems without intruding on the user or customer experience:
  • IBM Cloud Pak for Security is a comprehensive security platform that connects to your existing environment to provide maximum security capabilities and control to help you manage your security posture, reduce risk and ensure compliance.
  • IBM QRadar (Security Information and Event Management - SIEM) accurately detects and prioritizes threats across the organization and provides intelligent insights that enable teams to respond to and reduce the impact of cyber incidents quickly. QRadar SIEM is licensed on-premises and in a cloud environment.
  • IBM SOAR Platform quickly and easily integrates with your organization's existing security and IT investments. It makes security alerts instantly actionable, provides valuable intelligence and incident context, and enables adaptive response to complex cyber threats.
  • IBM Guardium is the leading cross DBMS auditing that tracks database access, identifies end-users in applications such as PeopleSoft, Siebel, and Business Objects, and creates a test station workflow to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • IBM Verify secures users with Single Sign-On (SSO), multifactor authentication, and lifecycle management.  Verify comes with thousands of pre-built connectors to quickly access SaaS apps and pre-built templates to integrate with in-house apps.
  • IBM Security MaaS360 with Watson manages and secures smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, wearables, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With the addition of Watson, MaaS360 is the only platform on the market that delivers an AI approach to UEM to enable endpoints, end-users, apps, content, and data.
  • IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager includes the software and services needed to centralize, simplify, and automate the encryption key management process.  Offered as a secure, robust key storage, key serving, and key lifecycle management for IBM and non-IBM storage solutions, GKLM helps minimize risk and reduce operational costs of encryption key management.