Zero Trust, Maximum Security
Thursday, November 11, 2021
by Lou Bartlett
According to Gartner, by 2023, 60% of enterprises will phase out most of their remote access virtual private networks (VPNs) in favor of Zero Trust Network Access. With employees working from home or hybrid (meaning a combination of home and office), it is no wonder that securing data access is an important topic. The increase in ransomware attacks further increases the level of importance for delivering zero trust network access. At LRS, we use the phrase ‘Trust Nothing, Verify Everything’ when it comes to zero trust.
Recently, we held an online webinar to discuss how print and scan workflows can and should fit into a zero-trust approach. Judging by the attendance, quite a few companies are looking to better protect their critical print infrastructures. If you didn’t get a chance to join us, Click here to view a recorded version of the event.
My colleague Guy Tucker previously explored a different angle with his article ‘Trust But Verify’. He shared his take on why printing had been ignored (since it was considered to be a local issue) as well as BYOD printing within a zero-trust architecture. It is an interesting read about why printing — and more importantly, control over printing — should be part of the zero-trust approach so data will not get exposed in the process.
While reasons may vary for enterprises based on size or industry, these organizations all feel the need to secure processes and take ownership of each process that involves company data. Whether your organization is looking to establish a zero-trust architecture or you are well on your way to implementing one, be sure to check out the recorded webinar to learn how print and scan workflows can be a part of this approach.