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Zero-Trust Security for the Workforce

Go beyond perimeter-based security. Ensure only the right users and secure devices can access applications.

A New Approach to Security

Traditional security relies on location-based trust. A zero-trust model establishes trust for every access request -- regardless of location. It enforces adaptive controls, and continuously verifies trust. Trust levels are dynamic and change to adapt to your evolving business. This approach can help prevent unauthorized access, contain breaches and reduce the risk of an attacker's lateral movement.

Duo ensures only the right users and secure devices can access applications, providing a foundation for a zero-trust framework and securing the workforce. A comprehensive approach to securing your entire IT ecosystem requires zero-trust for the workforce, workloads and workplace.

Start your zero-trust journey with Duo's user and device trust.

Five Steps to a Zero-Trust Enterprise

Establish Trust in User Identities

Verify the identity of all users with secure access solutions such as two-factor authentication (2FA) before granting access to corporate applications and resources.

Gain Visibility into Devices & Activity

Gain visibility into every device used to access corporate applications, whether or not the device is corporate managed, without device management agents.

Ensure Device Trustworthiness

Inspect all devices used to access corporate applications and resources at the time of access to determine their security posture and trustworthiness. Devices that do not meet the minimum security and trust requirements set by your organization are denied access to protected applications.

Enforce Adaptive & Risk-Based Policies

Protect every application by defining policies that limit access only to users and devices that meet your organization's risk tolerance levels. Define, with fine granularity, which users and which devices can access what applications under which circumstances.

Enable Secure Access to All Apps

Grant users secure access to all protected applications through a frictionless secure single sign-on interface accessible from anywhere without a VPN. Protect all applications - legacy, on-premises and cloud-based.

Cisco has been named a leader in the 2019 Forrester Zero Trust Platform Wave.

Cisco Zero Trust provides a comprehensive approach to securing all access across your applications and environment, from any user, device and location. It protects your workforce, workloads and workplace.

  • To protect the workforce, Cisco ensures only the right users and secure devices can access applications.
  • To protect workloads, Cisco secures all connections within your apps, across multi-cloud.
  • To protect the workplace, Cisco secures all user and device connections across your network, including IoT.

This complete zero-trust security model allows you to mitigate, detect and respond to risks across your environment.

See why Cisco is a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q4 2019.

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Zero Trust: Going Beyond the Perimeter

Download this guide to learn the fundamentals of a zero-trust approach to enterprise security - including the three pillars, risks addressed by each pillar, implementation and proposed maturity models.

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  • Duo Beyond creates an invisible and open gate that authorized users with trusted devices never have to see, the gate only materializes and closes when the device trust standards are not met.

    — Dan Regan, Cloud Security Engineer, Zenefits
  • We were previously trying to do this through a combination of five other products. The fact that one product can provide this level of granular access control is really awesome.

    — Steve Myers, Head of Security, KAYAK