The Zero Trust Enterprise. It’s What’s Next.

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With thousands of customers and deployments across the entire cybersecurity ecosystem, no one has more experience than Palo Alto Networks. We know security is never one size fits all. What makes our Zero Trust Enterprise approach different?


Zero Trust should never focus on a narrow technology. Instead, it should consider the full ecosystem of controls–network, endpoint, cloud, application, IoT, identity and more–that many organizations rely on for protection.


Implementing Zero Trust isn’t easy, but getting started shouldn’t be hard. Consider what current set of controls can be immediately leveraged. Once your Zero Trust foundation is established, we’ll help you go to what’s next.


Zero Trust is not a service, it’s a concept–and a simple one at that: trust nothing. Rather than explaining specialized point solutions in geek speak, Zero Trust is easily conveyed to nontechnical executives. Trust nothing, validate everything. Always.


We can’t get you to use our framework if it doesn’t make your enterprise more secure and spend less. Palo Alto Networks offers a lot of products, and while we don’t do it all, we strive to be a resource for your entire Zero Trust journey.

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The Palo Alto Networks Zero Trust Enterprise Framework
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Step one of any Zero Trust effort requires knowing exactly who your users are. You can't trust anything about users, they must prove who they are including thier laptop, what they are trying to do with an application and more.
Removes implicit trust in various components of appplications when they talk with each other. A fundamental tenet of Zero Trust is that applications cannot be trusted-continous monitoring at runtime is necessary to validate their behaviour.
The same Zero Trust principles apply to infrastructure-implicit trust must be eliminated across everything infrastructure related: routers,switches,cloud,IoT, supply chain, etc.
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The security operations center: an essential function

When building a Zero Trust Enterprise, the main role of the security operations center (SOC) is to provide an additional layer of verification to further reduce risk. By continuously monitoring all activity for signs of anomalous or malicious intent – using analytics, artificial intelligence, automation and human analysis – the SOC provides an audit point for earlier trust decisions and can override them if necessary. With a wider view of the entire infrastructure, the SOC has the ability to discover things that would normally go undetected.

Becoming a Zero Trust Enterprise

Zero Trust starts with what you have and what is needed to reduce acute risk and achieve enterprise resilience. You can start anywhere: ZTNA, ransomware, microsegmentation, identity, devsecops, risk management, red teaming, or third-party management.

  • What is Zero Trust?

    Zero Trust is a strategic approach to cybersecurity that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust and continuously validating every stage of a digital interaction.

  • Who is Zero Trust For?

    Zero Trust is for any enterprise that requires a secure network. So , if you’re going through a network transformation, if your data center is moving to the cloud, or if you’re going through a SecOps transformation, Zero Trust is for you.

  • When should you implement Zero Trust?

    If cybersecurity is important to you, and if your enterprise does not currently have a Zero Trust policy in place, the time is now to implement . Establishing Zero Trust is an opportunity for you to properly rebuild your security network, from the ground up.

Zero Trust today

Enterprises are transforming to accommodate the hybrid workforce, data center cloud migration and SOC automation. In response, many security vendors have begun to recommend Zero Trust. However, they often end up pointing back to their point solutions. Modern board members and C-level executives want and expect a systematic cybersecurity approach to rebuild risk management.

The Zero Trust Enterprise is an approach to cybersecurity that simplifies risk management to a single use case: the removal of all this implicit trust. No matter the situation, user, user location, access method, security becomes one single use case with the most extreme cybersecurity checks.

  • 72%

    of respondents have plans of adopting zero trust in the future or have already adopted it.

    Source: Statista – Zero Trust IT Model Adoption

  • 15.2%

    Compound annual growth rate expected from 2021 to 2028 for the global zero trust security market.

    Source: Grand View Research – Zero Trust Security Market Report

Zero Trust benefits

Better Security Outcomes

Zero Trust removes all implicit trust and continuously validates every stage of a digital interaction. To evolve into a true Zero Trust Enterprise, policies and controls must apply across users, applications and infrastructure to reduce risk and complexity while achieving enterprise resilience.

Simplified Infrastructure

The average enterprise runs 45 cybersecurity-related tools on its network.1 With more tools comes more complexity, and complexity creates security gaps. Zero Trust creates an opportunity to rebuild security in a way that meets digital transformation goals while reducing risk and overall complexity.

1. The More Cybersecurity Tools an Enterprise Deploys, the Less Effective Their Defense Is

Lower operational costs

Instead of having multiple nonintegrated security controls across all domains, rely on one single control, which can be deployed across the entire organization. With a Zero Trust Enterprise, security becomes a single use case reducing the cost of deployment and operations.

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