Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

According to Gartner, “As more organizations transition to remote work, ZTNA has piqued the interest of organizations seeking a more flexible alternative to VPNs and those seeking more precise access and session control to applications located on-premises and in the cloud.”

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  • Scalability and ease of adoption for a remote workforce
  • Analytics-driven persona-based user behavior
  • Simplifying BYOD programs

According to Gartner, "Gartner estimates that more than 90% of clients are implementing the as-a-service flavor. The stand-alone flavor appeals primarily to enterprises that are cloud-averse.”

*Gartner, Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access, Steve Riley, Lawrence Orans, Neil MacDonald, June 8, 2020

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Frequently Asked Questions

Zero trust security is a framework that relies on the principle of "never trust, always verify" to continuously monitor user activities, and to have security controls automatically applied when suspicious activity is detected. Unlike traditional VPNs, which authorize users only once at login, the zero trust model grants access to IT sanctioned apps and data based on identity and device posture.

ZTNA is a technology solution used to provide secure access to sanctioned business apps without the need for VPN. Some ZTNA solutions also offer adaptive authorization, which provides continuous assessment and verification of each user's location and device posture before granting access.

Zero trust helps organizations reduce the attack surface to keep security breaches at bay. Specifically, zero trust security:

  • Supports secure hybrid work by providing fast, secure access to all IT sanctioned apps
  • Consolidates access points, ensuring there's less for hackers to exploit
  • Reduces the risk of data exfiltration while improving the end-user experience