Leading Companies Are Adopting Zero Trust—Here’s How

Let’s go back in time a few years. Businesses operate largely within the boundaries of their office walls, and security networks function under the premise that there are ‘trusted’ internal users, and ‘untrusted’ external ones.

Now, as more employees than ever are accessing their corporate resources remotely, with their own devices, this premise is no longer adequate. Instead, organizations should operate under a Zero Trust framework, where all users need to be verified every time they attempt to access your resources. This means implementing a comprehensive set of modern identity tools that authenticate your users, deploy risk-based access policies, secure your APIs, and more.

Our customers are leading the way

At Okta, we’ve partnered with many of our customers as they progress through their Zero Trust journey. Companies like GitLab, MGM Studios, and FedEx are taking a comprehensive approach to better enabling and securing their employees, partners, and contractors. They’re also demonstrating that adopting a Zero Trust framework does not require a full overhaul to your systems—in fact, you may already be doing some of the work with the identity and security solutions you have in place. Take a look:

okta customer zero trust infographic

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from 2020 so far, it’s that companies have to remain agile and responsive if they want to thrive. Beyond securing your infrastructure, deploying the identity tools at the foundation of a Zero Trust framework—like single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, and API access management—can enable your employees to work effectively and securely from anywhere.

As workspaces and workforces continue to change and adapt, Zero Trust is a must. Are you ready to continue your journey? Take our Zero Trust Identity Assessment to find out how to accelerate your Zero Trust journey with a personalized roadmap.