Intelligent CXO Issue 21 - Page 12

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SEVEN SYMPTOMS THAT TELL YOU YOUR LEGACY FIREWALL ISN ’ T FIT FOR ZERO TRUST

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Zero Trust adoption is on the rise . . .
Today ’ s IT security stakeholders are well aware that zero trust is the right security model for modern digital businesses . Surveys show that as many as 78 % of enterprise security programs have either adopted Zero Trust Network Access or are planning to do so in the future . They know that focusing directly on securing users , data , and applications – instead of the network – is key to protecting today ’ s data-driven , remote workenabled enterprises .
Decades ago , when hub-and-spoke network designs were state-of-the-art , firewalls and the networking infrastructures built around them were young , spry and healthy .
They were the right technology choice for that era , serving faithfully and doing their jobs well . In the modern cloud computing era , however , their presence is a burden , and castle-andmoat architecture designs are fundamentally incompatible with the Zero Trust paradigm .
Here ’ s a diagnostic guide outlining seven symptoms that your firewall is unfit for today ’ s zero trust security world . Any one of these seven symptoms is a sign that your organization needs a cloud security cure . x
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