Zero Trust Realized

November 14th, 2018Security


“He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted.” – Lao Tzu

The Zero Trust security movement has taken hold—and being asked to not trust by default is discouraging. However, when positioning the Unisys contribution to Zero Trust architecture, I became more sanguine about the prospect of applying an identity-driven cybersecurity approach that relies on data obfuscation, security analytics and automation, and that never assumes trust. Although seemingly paradoxical, Zero Trust is the basis for creating trusted engagements in our dynamic digital world.

According to a new Forrester study commissioned by Unisys, 84 percent of security decision makers report that they have already adopted, plan to adopt or have interest in adopting aspects of this model. So what does Unisys offer to Zero Trust? Quite a lot, actually.

Our security products and services are built to provide the visibility required to identify, map and assess network users, devices, services and data, applying security controls with precision and securing root access to data and systems. Our battle-tested technologies establish secure enclaves that isolate critical users from outside threats and protect trusted communications with encryption.

This is a portfolio that adapts to address new threats, devices and locations by adjusting user access rights when established trust is broken. And this is a trusted environment monitored by analytics and intelligent automation built by the same company that architects and manages your digital cloud and workplace—so security is woven into the fabric of your technology, processes and culture.

We decided to call our Zero Trust offering what it is: Zero Trust Realized.

Unisys Security Solutions and Services deliver on the promise of Zero Trust. Using identity-driven microsegmentation to isolate critical data and systems, Unisys identifies, validates and secures trusted users, devices and data flows. When fixed policies fail to protect fluid digital transformations, our security solutions create micro-perimeters to contain a breach and maintain operations when a threat enters the network.

And because threats never cease or stagnate, we monitor and adapt your Zero Trust architecture through an automation-powered managed security operations center—tuning policies, patching vulnerabilities and updating security privileges for the resilience required to respond and recover quickly from a cyberattack.

Join us in learning more about Zero Trust security transformation through a series of thought leadership pieces about Zero Trust, why it is essential for security today and how you can take it from concept to reality. Once a Zero Trust architecture is established, engagements built on mutual trust begin to take shape again—and that’s encouraging.


Tags-   CyberSecurity Security Security Transformation Zero Trust


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mark Alba

Mark Alba is Vice President of Product Marketing at Unisys, joining the company in May 2017. Mark has 20 years of experience building, managing and marketing disruptive products and services.