With ISG’s help, a large insurance company implements an approach to align its network design with a zero-trust network architecture methodology.
One of the prevalent technologies that aligns the network architecture with zero-trust network methodology is micro-segmentation.
Micro-segmentation, a trendy project within the security domain, ring-fences each application separately as opposed to traditional model of ring-fencing a set of applications. As a result of this model design, risk of lateral movement attack reduces dramatically.
Imagining IT Differently
ISG also provided a plan for effective roll out of the technology and delivered the project deliverables on time and in-budget. We established an effective relationship with application owners via presenting the project business case and controlled enhancement through increasing visibility over each application’s communications.
Future Made Possible
After executing this approach, the company is able to apply more granular controls by imposing other types of segmentation, such as nano-segmentation focusing on process- and user-level authentication. This project brought all applications to the final mode of micro-segmentation operation which is now the enforced mode. The approach also covers applications hosted on containers.
Following project success, the company is ready to implement a group HR-based access role model, ensuring compliance with separation of duty (SOD) and security standards.