What Is Zero Trust?

Zero Trust is a strategic initiative that eliminates trust from an organization’s network architecture in order to prevent data breaches. The basic principle is “never trust, always verify.”

Zero Trust protects digital business environments by enforcing network segmentation, preventing lateral movement, preventing threats, and implementing access control. It has been reported over and over again that Zero Trust means the death of VPNs, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN explained, “Zero trust is called a more secure option than the VPN. A zero trust network limits access on a per-user basis, and every user in or outside the network must be verified to access any resources. This is a truly secure method indeed — and one that is fully accessible with our VPN. In fact, we highly recommend it.”

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