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What is ZTNA and How to choose the right partner

In today's increasingly digital world, securing your organization's network is paramount. With the rise in remote work and the ever-evolving threat landscape, traditional security measures are no longer sufficient. Enter Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solutions, designed to provide a more robust and adaptable approach to network security.

What is Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

ZTNA solutions create an identity- and context-based, logical access boundary around an application or a set of applications. Access is granted to users based on a broad set of factors, for instance, the device being used, as well as other attributes such as the device posture (e.g., if anti-malware is present and functioning), time/date of the access request, and geolocation. Upon assessing the contextual attributes, the solution then dynamically offers the appropriate level of access at that specific time. As there is a constant change in the risk levels of users, devices, and applications, access decisions are made for each individual access request.

How to choose the right ZTNA partner?

But with a plethora of options available, how do you choose the right ZTNA solution partner for your organization? This blog will explore five essential tips to help you evaluate and select the best ZTNA solution.

  1. Resilient ZTNA

Evaluate ZTNA offerings that are resilient, meaning functioning across disruptions, unintentional decay, or malicious actions that are fundamental to their operations.

  1. Visibility matters

Assess ZTNA solutions for their ability to gather deep visibility into all endpoints, data, network, and applications within your organization. The more granular the insights, the smarter the access decisions.

  1. A future-proof platform

Choose ZTNA solutions aligned with your organization’s SSE architecture plans, which allows you to transition from a VPN-based approach to a software-defined perimeter over time by providing enterprise VPN and ZTNA capabilities in a single platform.

  1. Not just security, but employee experience

Explore ZTNA solutions that come with built-in digital experience monitoring (DEM) capabilities to allow you to capture rich insights on the real-time experience of remote and mobile workers, empowering you to fine-tune your application access policies on an ongoing basis as described above.

  1. Embrace best practices in Zero Trust

Select ZTNA solutions that conform with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Zero Trust Architecture, whereby the policy enforcement should be as close as possible to the user, meaning they should be enforced directly at the endpoint.

Implementing a Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution is a strategic move to enhance your organization's network security in today's evolving threat landscape. By following the above five tips you can make an informed decision that aligns with your organization's unique needs and goals.

We work with organizations like Absolute to provide you with the best solutions. Remember that security is an ongoing process and Rogers Business is here to support you with resources like Simply-Secure and with Data Protection services.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business.