If you read our recent blog on the zero trust approach to cybersecurity, then you know how crucial it is for your system to verify each request for system access. (If you didn’t, please take a minute to have a look.)
The zero trust philosophy may seem burdensome, but there are two really good things that come out of it. First: it works to keep your system’s vulnerability at the bare minimum. Second: the partnership of Splunk, Zscaler, and Conducive makes it easy.
The zero trust cybersecurity perspective is one that assumes a breach has already occurred…or is about to. With that in mind, the system authenticates and authorizes each session, each device, each user, each network flow, regardless of how trusted it might have seemed in the past. In addition, zero trust closely guards your precious resources with strict data controls, limiting the amount of damage intruders could cause if they gain access.
In light of adversaries’ continuing sophistication, today’s systems must limit vulnerability with zero trust protocols while preserving functionality (including remote access for employees to the apps, systems, and data they need). The partnership between Splunk, Zscaler, and Conducive does exactly that.
- Minimal attack surface because apps are never exposed to the internet, and users connect directly to apps, not the network
- Lowest exposure to lateral penetrations or command-and-control server attacks since direct connections are to an app, rather than a network
- Thorough inspection (including SSL) and quarantine of suspect files before they reach their end point with proxy (not pass-through) architecture
- Sensitive threat detection methods, including Risk Based Alerting (RBA) and User and Entity Behavior Analysis (UEBA) to detect potential dangers
- Always-on data logging, normalization, correlation, and enrichment across the whole Splunk security infrastructure, with direct cloud-to-cloud streaming ingestion of Zscaler logs and dashboards
- Users, systems, and endpoints securely connected to the services and apps they need with Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), which goes beyond mere SSE to merge the benefits of cloud-native security technologies and wide area network capabilities
- Easier, more-intuitive insights about your entire security environment through consolidated cloud-to-cloud log ingestion, analysis, and zero-trust analytics dashboards
- Single-touchpoint security controls and policy management that allow you to modify usage or protocols with Zscaler or other tools
- Triage, response, and subsequent investigation that are automated and coordinated to identify threats, immediately limit the damage, plug the hole, and help bring criminals to justice
- Worry-free operations and maintenance so your organization can focus attention on your true priorities
- Peace of mind knowing your system’s security in good hands with integrated Splunk and Zscaler technologies and Conducive personnel to implement and monitor them
Has zero trust thrown the entire idea of trusting each other out the window? Not at all! But it forces us to verify who we’re allowing access into our networks. Doing it smart means significantly greater security – without sacrificing the system function you depend on.