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Zero trust planning: Key factors for IT pros to consider

Network World - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 6:00am

Moving away from VPNs as a means to protect corporate networks at the perimeter and moving toward zero-trust network access requires careful enterprise planning and may require implementing technologies that are new to individual organizations.

ZTNA employs identity-based authentication to establish trust with entities trying to access the network and grants each authorized entity access only to the data and applications they require to accomplish their tasks. It also provides new tools for IT to control access to sensitive data by those entities that are deemed trusted.

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Cisco gains container security with Banzai Cloud buy

Network World - Mon, 11/16/2020 - 3:30pm

In its second cloud-native technology acquisition in as many months, Cisco is buying container security firm Banzai Cloud for an undisclosed amount.

Founded in 2017, Banzai is known for developing Kubernetes-based cloud application development and security technologies. It will become part of Cisco's Emerging Technologies and Incubation group, where the company brews new projects for cloud-native networking, security and edge computing environments.

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Palo Alto cloud service prevents distributed enterprise data loss

Network World - Wed, 11/11/2020 - 4:58pm

Palo Alto is rolling out a cloud service that promises to protect the highly distributed data in contemporary enterprises.

The cloud service -- Enterprise Data Loss Prevention (DLP) – will help prevent data breaches by automatically identifying confidential intellectual property and personally identifiable information across the enterprise, Palo Alto stated.

Data breaches are a huge and growing problem worldwide, but most of the current DLP systems were only designed to help global-scale organizations that have huge data protection budgets and staffs.  Legacy and point solutions are not accessible, appropriate or effective for many of the companies that need them, said Anand Oswal, senior vice president and general manager with Palo Alto Networks.

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