White Paper

Creating a PKI Infrastructure for Zero Trust Security

The concept of Zero Trust is a security model where all users and devices are treated as untrustworthy, even if they are already inside a network. This concept has gained traction within the IT security community, especially with remote working becoming the norm, and is now widely adopted among enterprises. To effectively implement a Zero Trust model, organizations must ensure that its devices have trusted identities.

A common method for achieving this is through the widespread deployment of Transport Layer Security, or TLS. TLS relies on digital certificates, powered by public key infrastructure (PKI), to identify machines and protect machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.

This white paper analyzes how a robust PKI infrastructure supports Zero Trust security policies. You’ll learn:
  • What Zero Trust means from a technical perspective
  • The role that digital certificates play in a Zero Trust environment
  • How to utilize PKI-as-a-service (PKIaaS) for Zero Trust implementations 

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