At Protegrity, we secure sensitive data for some of the world’s largest retailers and credit card companies and other organizations across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. They all count on us to protect the privacy of their sensitive information so they can focus on positive business outcomes instead of worrying about data breaches. So, when it comes to cybersecurity, we truly need to stay one step ahead.
That’s why we believed early on in the need to transition from a legacy security architecture to one based on zero trust. We aligned with Gartner’s security service edge (SSE) framework and the goal of secure, anytime, anywhere access to whatever resources users need, whether on the internet, in SaaS or private applications, or the public cloud. As we learned from deploying the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange and its Zscaler Internet Access and Zscaler Private Access services, this approach requires a new mindset, but the tremendous security and user experience benefits make it well worth the effort.
Our successful migration to a modern security approach offers a couple of important lessons for everybody.
First, understand that this is a transformational journey worth taking. Once the Zero Trust Exchange was fully deployed, our security posture dramatically improved, users were happier, and security management became easier, too. We also established an extensible, sustainable foundation for the future. Keep such benefits in mind as you forge ahead.
The second lesson: take careful, measured steps. Paying attention to details will help ensure that you don’t inadvertently overlook things that are simple to address early on, but can be time-consuming to deal with later.
Moving to a zero trust and SSE approach is a significant endeavor. However, for most organizations, it’s a transition that needs to be made to keep them secure. With the cloud and mobility becoming ubiquitous requirements, the old hub-and-spoke network with castle-and-moat security architecture is history.
As I said before, the switch is worth it.
To learn more about how our zero trust journey and partnering with Zscaler are helping Protgrity safeguard the data of over one billion individuals, I invite you to read our case study.