Data Security in a Zero Trust World

General Electric, Facebook, Equifax, U.S. Marshals, Microsoft, MGM, GoDaddy, Amtrak…and the list goes on of companies facing public outcry over data breaches in the past 15 months alone. It’s every organization’s worst nightmare - exposing employee, customer, and partner data to these threat actors.

Despite these risks, Gartner reports that over 80% of organizations are expecting to continue providing remote access to business-critical applications and data, even after the pandemic. IT security teams are caught in the middle – trying to protect applications and data without impeding business operations – all while dealing with a mix of internal and cloud native applications, and SaaS.

True data security requires unified layers of protection that must be reimagined for ease of use, simple management, and unfaltering defense. Appaegis represents the next generation of Zero Trust solutions that secure data and provide access to application from everywhere. What makes Appaegis so transformative is the ability to control and provide real time visibility into data access, integrate effortlessly with almost any application or platform, broker identity throughout the enterprise, and apply a Zero Trust approach to data and application access.

Governing Principles of Zero Trust

A cloud native solution, Appaegis Isolation Access Cloud, fits into any Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) framework. Our solution provides agentless access to data and applications that integrates seamlessly with existing workflows and security infrastructure. It’s also completely agnostic to the types of applications or endpoints. SASE enables Appaegis to centralize management across common IT systems, and limit access to specific users, devices, or applications. Appaegis Isolation Access Cloud delivers on the three key elements of Zero Trust for data:

  • Control to govern authorized access and stop malicious access to data and applications, in real time
  • Visibility of data access with associated context
  • Analytics of user behavior and data access to detect anomalies or malicious attempts and stop the lateral movement of malware

Under this framework, single sign-on (SSO) technologies, combined with cloud-based multifactor authentication (MFA) identity, and a consistent Zero Trust policy controls the ability to access sensitive data. Appaegis is not reliant on a single network topology or specific infrastructure platform, which ensures interoperability in a multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environment.

Control Every Point of Access

From our perspective, it is not enough to create a secure network perimeter like typical detection methods. We consider every point of access to ensure we know who and what is connecting to the data and applications at all times. Appaegis consolidates identity verification with security solutions to reduce the attack surface of organizations in an application-centric and cloud-first world. Appaegis Isolation Access Cloud is the most secure agentless Zero Trust access solution to enable authorized users and devices to access enterprise data and applications.

All network activity is viewed by Appaegis from a Zero Trust stance with least privilege access. Because confidential data resides in the applications, it is important to monitor and control access within the application to know what is happening at all times. Appaegis Isolation Access Cloud offers complete visibility of every interaction between users and applications, including fine grain visibility into what data was accessed, which enables Appaegis to identify and prevent attacks before they happen.

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Finding breaches is like finding a needle in a haystack, and it is hard to do well. Appaegis takes a different approach – we leverage isolation technology to prevent breaches instead relying on conventional methods of detection. Appaegis continuously monitors access to data and applications to identify abnormal or anomalous transactions with its differentiated isolation technology. All users must be positively authenticated, and the access must be validated against associated policies – in real time – for the user to gain access to the information.

Access to business-critical data and applications through Appaegis is associated with the context – who, what, from where, and when – and always limited and tightly controlled. Appaegis maintains consolidated identity, and real-time authorization. Access decisions are based on the role of the user and context, regardless of the type of data or applications.

Another benefit to the Appaegis’ approach is that servers and endpoints are isolated from each other to effectively decrease the attack surface. This approach ensures that malware or ransomware that infects an endpoint cannot migrate to the servers or other endpoints. Hosts are protected even if not yet patched or have an undiscovered vulnerability.

Getting started with Appaegis’ Zero Trust monitoring, control and malware protection solution is easy.

Appaegis Isolation Access Cloud enables organizations to modernize their data and access security with minimal upfront and ongoing investment. We can help you protect your data from nefarious intentions. The notion of Zero Trust offers a framework to secure even the most complex environments.

If you’re considering Appaegis Isolation Access Cloud for your organization, you can sign-up for a free 14-day trial or register for a Free Tier subscription that offers baseline functionality. I encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have about how Appaegis can help protect your applications and data with a Zero Trust approach.

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