Zero trust offers many long-term advantages to organizations looking to secure their assets, protect their users and customers, and harden their defenses. However, the complexity of adopting a true zero trust approach leaves most organizations wondering where to start—and how far to go. For most, strategically adopting key zero trust workflows will produce the best improvement to security posture with minimal disruption to operations.
Move Toward Zero Trust while Managing Cost and Maintaining Continuity
Zero trust isn’t simply a framework or a set of technologies: it’s a mindset. There’s no switch to flip to turn on zero trust: organizations have to carefully migrate systems to a zero trust architecture while maintaining the operability of existing infrastructure.
FireMon is the bridge from today’s perimeter-based network infrastructure to zero trust.
Complete visibility across your entire network, from multi-vendor datacenters to the cloud
Automated policy management and enforcement helps to maintain compliance and security even as enforcement points increase
Workflow policy automation ensures that your network can be as agile as your business
Risk Management minimizes the attack surface and assess vulnerabilities in real time
Knowing your network is critical to zero trust
Asset Manager gives your organization a comprehensive view of your network: everything from physical, cloud, virtual, and software-defined network infrastructure and endpoints to operational technology and internet of things (OT/IoT).
These insights into network traffic data and the current state of enterprise assets are important characteristics in any ZTA by NIST standards.
SECURITY POLICY MANAGEMENT
Policy management and decision-making are essential aspects of a ZTA
FireMon Security Manager provides a unified-view that normalizes policy content across environments containing multiple firewall vendors, cloud security groups, and SD-WAN and SASE offerings.
This capability allows the tenets of zero trust to be actualized in the organization among policy engine, policy administrator, and policy enforcement point components.
WORKFLOW & POLICY AUTOMATION
ZTA requires automating the policy design, planning, and change approval process
This workflow is often facilitated via API integration into an IT Service Management (ITSM) process such as ServiceNow. As the number of security controls increases within a micro-segmented network, FireMon Policy Planner pushes security policy into all policy enforcement points.
The capability to automate ZTA security policies from design to decommissioning frees up security teams for more intensive, mission-critical tasks.