Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) is no longer a buzz-word, but a proven strategy mandated by the federal government, and adopted across industries. Agile IT has been implementing ZTA best practices since prior to NIST guidance and have continued to refine our practices as new guidance is issued. For this purpose, we model our approach on the GSA’s newest eight-pillar model which consists of:
• Visibility and Analytics
• Orchestration and Automation
With hybrid and remote workspace now the norm, protecting your users identities is often the most critical step in defending your environment. Agile IT’s proven method leverages Microsoft tools including Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Defender for identity to enforce:
Bring Your Own Device policies can simplify life for your users, but can be a nightmare to understand the security behind it. Agile IT deploys Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Defender for Endpoint to protect mobile devices, workstations, and servers.
From intellectual property theft to ransomware, data is the number one target in your environment, no matter what your business is. Agile IT establishes strong data loss prevention across your environment, SaaS applications, and 3rd party clouds with Microsoft Information Protection and Defender for Cloud.
As more users work from home, coffee shops, and on the road, traditional network protections have changed greatly. In many cases, defending endpoints, identity, and data is sufficient to protect most critical resources. The network layer can be used to enable granular controls but should be guided by a zero trust policy engine rather than static policies at the perimeter.
The entirety of your technology environment must be protected, This includes IoT like medical devices and manufacturing equipment, SaaS applications like SalesForce and your own development environments. Aggressively monitoring and repairing out of date and vulnerable systems is critical.
Isolate and Retire – Identify out-of-date and vulnerable hardware and software and isolate or retire platforms that can not be updated.
Identify your Biggest Risks – AgileMAX can help you employ Secure Score in Microsoft Defender for Cloud to understand where technical investments will have the most impact.
Even if every part of your environment keeps logs, you are left in a reactive state if you only consult them after an incident. Having a central location to monitor your environment lets you act on intelligence rather than react to incidents.
Without intelligent automation and orchestration there are two states of monitoring: Alert fatigue and missed alerts. Agile It can enable Azure Sentinel, Microsoft’s cloud native Security Orchestration, Automation & Response (SOAR) solution in your environment and help you in establishing playbooks to intelligently and automatically respond to alerts.
Zero Trust, Zero Risk, Zero Downtime. Schedule a call with a cloud solutions advisor to find out how you can leverage your existing Microsoft licensing to reduce your attack surface, increase response time, and remove the threat posed by third-party security and management solutions like Solarwinds and Kaseya.
Agile IT is a four time Microsoft Cloud Partner of the Year and one of the top 100 cloud computing solution providers in the world. And hold 15+ Gold Microsoft Competencies – including a Gold competency in Security. We have been a trusted advisor for our customers since 2006.