Zero Trust Access (ZTA) is a comprehensive security framework designed to provide maximum protection against unauthorised access, both internally and externally. It’s designed to give your organisation greater control and visibility on who and what is on your network. Role-based access control is a critical component of access management. It covers user endpoints where management control and visibility are required.
With Zero Trust Access, access to applications and data is granted based on the user’s identity, device security posture, and other contextual data, rather than solely relying on network location. All users, devices, applications, and data must be verified before being granted access. Additionally, using network access control (NAC) policies, the zero trust principles of least access can be applied to these “headless” devices (devices that do not have a username and password to identify themselves and a role), granting sufficient network access to perform their role and nothing more.