Cyberattacks are a growing threat and continue to become more sophisticated. Yet, despite the risk of security breaches, many enterprises are still relying on outdated methods (like passwords) to secure users, devices and applications.
While you might blame competitive concerns for staying stuck in your old ways, you’re putting yourself at unnecessary risk if this is your rationale. Yes, it’s true that your users expect seamless access to on-premises and cloud resources. And they may lose their cool if you can’t deliver the experience they want. But if you can’t also deliver the security they expect—and that you require, too—you stand to lose even more.
“The average cost of a data breach is $3.62 million, up 17% since 2013.”
- 2017 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study
Said another way, you can’t afford to prioritize user experience at the expense of security, or vice versa. So how do you do both well?
When you start with Zero Trust...
Striking the right balance between security and experience can be complex. This is made even more challenging by today’s hybrid environments. When your users are accessing applications both on-premises and in the cloud, you can only trust them to the extent you can verify their identities.
This is where Zero Trust comes in. The basis of Zero Trust is that you can no longer trust anyone. It may sound harsh, but the reality is your users are no longer bound by a conventional firewall, making the notion of a perimeter unrealistic. While there used to be a time when you could assume trust until it was disproved, you now start by proving your users are who they say they are before trust is earned—and doing so as seamlessly as possible.
You end with Full Trust
While Zero Trust is the starting point—and the buzzword that’s getting all of the attention, your end goal—is to establish Full Trust. When you pair modern access management paired with mobility management, you’re able to do just that, proving trust in the user—and their device—before granting access.
Ping Identity and VMWare will demonstrate how PingFederate, PingAccess, PingID and Workspace One work together to enable Full Trust at Identiverse 2018, coming up June 24-27 in Boston.
Join us for the IDSA Master Class on Wednesday, June 27, to get a behind-the-scenes peek into how Ping + VMWare can strengthen both your security and your user experience. You’ll discover how to:
Allow access for devices running on the iOS platform
Deny access for devices that are not managed by AirWatch
Allow access for devices that are in compliance with company policy
Deny access for compromised or rooted devices
As members of the Identity Defined Security Alliance (IDSA), Ping Identity and VMWare are committed to providing identity solutions that enable enterprises to manage the complexity of Zero Trust in a hybrid world—and securely provide users access to any resource from any device on any network.
Register for Identiverse to gain access to this exclusive demonstration and discover how you can use Zero Trust to facilitate and accelerate cloud adoption.