Zero Trust Networks, a concept which assumes the perimeter defenses guarding your network aren’t as secure as you might think, has been around since Forrester coined the phrase almost a decade ago. We discuss how Google, an early adopter of the Zero Trust Network concept, is able to secure 1.5 billion Gmail accounts globally and manage hundreds of thousands of applications, while enforcing perimeter-based trust.
We also look at app specific networking (ASN) and the associated security requirements as more people, databases and “things” require access to applications. This massive growth of devices and applications requires a software model that allows for a more dynamic network.
Finally, we discuss the hybrid cloud models that have emerged over the past two years from the hyperscalers and what this means for edge computing, tightly connected systems and software defined networks.