Fueling a Successful Adoption of Cloud Applications with Zero Trust

By: Maria Bledsoe 07.25.2018
Fueling a Successful Adoption of  Cloud Applications with Zero Trust

It’s been a big week for cloud based applications with lots of announcements and activity at Google Next (summary coming at the end of the week). As adoption continues to grow, security becomes a critical factor in ensuring successful deployments.

Recently Aporeto has been recognized as a key player in this segment. Below is a summary of a few recent accolades we have received:

All of these accolades are a reinforcement of the power of our security strategy based on the Zero Trust model.

What is Zero Trust and why is it important?

Zero Trust as a concept establishes a security paradigm where you start from an assumption that any system can be accessed and breached at any time by anybody. This can be applied to anything – a web application on the internet, a datacenter, a bank vault, a medieval fort or your own backyard. If you start with this assumption of zero assurance of security, then you start from scratch and design the strongest possible security controls to keep property, data, secrets, yourself or your loved ones safe. This concept has existed for years in other forms, such as data classification systems that deny all access to sensitive data unless explicitly granted to more recent applications in IT network security that control access to networked resources based on specific access rights and deny everything else.

As security and privacy seem to be slipping out of control of most organizations, it’s exciting to see the Zero Trust concepts gaining visibility as a promising new approach for securing IT systems. You can find out more about our Zero Trust approach by reading the recently published Cloud Security Gaps Whitepaper.  Aporeto’s Zero Trust is now available on Amazon Web Services Marketplace for Containers.

 

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