About Zero Trust security

What is Zero Trust?

Zero Trust is a security model that operates on the principle of "never trust, always verify".

In this approach, all users and devices are considered untrusted until their identity is verified.

Even if a user or device has accessed enterprise assets before or is inside the enterprise network, they will have to be suitably verified and authenticated before being granted access.

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Why do I need to adopt a
Zero Trust security model?

Zero Trust security complements and enhances traditional perimeter-based security.

It helps protect organizations against threats that traditional security approaches cannot defend against such as credential-based attacks and malicious insiders.

Why do I need to adopt a Zero Trust security model?

Zero Trust security can also help
your organization and its workforce:

Work from anywhere

Enable your workforce to
work from anywhere, at
any time—without
compromising on
organizational security.

Mitigate organizational risks

Reduce the risks posed
by insider threats, lateral
movement, and
credential-based attacks.

Protect against data breaches

Strengthen your security
posture to minimize the
chances and the potential
damage of a data breach.

Stay compliant

Ensure compliance with
various governmental
and industry specific
regulations and

How do I implement
Zero Trust security in my organization?

To achieve Zero Trust security, you need to ensure you never trust, and
always verify any user, device, or application accessing corporate assets.

To accomplish this effectively, you need to have solutions that cover the
entire security lifecycle for all five pillars of Zero Trust - identity, data,
device, applications, and network security.

The security lifecycle can
be defined in terms of the
following four stages:

ManageEngine's approach to achieving Zero Trust security
  • 1. Visibility:
    Knowing what’s
    happening throughout
    the network
  • 2. Deduction:
    Detecting changes,
    incidents, and threats
  • 3. Response:
    Taking action to solve
    incidents or threats
  • 4. Resolution:
    Strengthening the
    network to prevent or
    mitigate the impact of

Combining this with the five pillars of Zero Trust—identities, devices, data, applications and workloads, and networks—gives you ManageEngine’s take on achieving Zero Trust security:

  • Have complete visibility
    into all identities, devices,
    data, applications
    accessing your network,
    and their activities.

  • Monitor and analyze all
    entities and activity within
    your network and flag any
    suspicious activity or threats.

  • Respond to threats and risks as
    appropriate—by forcing additional
    authorization and authentication,
    restricting user privileges,
    quarantining devices, terminating
    sessions, and so on.

  • Resolve security issues by
    taking preventive action and
    hardening your security—such
    as by resetting credentials, and
    patching vulnerabilities.

Besides the five pillars of Zero Trust, you also need to implement
security analytics and security automation tools to ensure
holistic security coverage.

These solutions can act as a force multiplier for your security
teams when it comes to detecting and responding to threats.

Map depicting the Zero Trust journey

How can ManageEngine help you with your Zero Trust journey?

Zero Trust can be implemented in a variety of ways. The components remain the same, the only difference comes in how you begin your Zero Trust journey.

At ManageEngine, we recommend taking an identity-centric approach. Enterprises that focus on identity and device security seem to reduce security risks more quickly as per Forrester's 'A Practical Guide To A Zero Trust Implementation.'

Whichever approach you choose, ManageEngine's IT management solutions provide the technological foundation for your Zero Trust security model, or can fill in the security gaps in your existing approach.

Wondering how Zero Trust can help your organization?
Here are three common use cases for Zero Trust. Here are three common use cases for ZTNA
Zero Trust use cases for organizations

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