PacketMotion Delivers on Internal Controls for New Zero Trust Model of Information Security

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Independent Research Firm: “We’ve Been So Worried about the Perimeter, We Forgot about the Malicious User on Our Internal Network”

“In today’s network, companies have focused their controls on the perimeter, and now is the time to add controls on the internal network as well as the external network,” said John Kindervag, Forrester Research senior analyst.

PacketMotion™, the leading provider of User Activity Management (UAM) solutions, today announced that its PacketSentry™ solution tightly aligns with the requirements for combating internal user threats highlighted in the new “Zero Trust Model of Information Security,” as defined by Forrester Research, Inc. In the Zero Trust Model, all internal network traffic is untrusted and security professionals must verify and secure all resources, limit and strictly enforce access control, and inspect all network traffic.

“In today’s network, companies have focused their controls on the perimeter, and now is the time to add controls on the internal network as well as the external network,” said John Kindervag, Forrester Research senior analyst. “In the Zero Trust Model, security professionals must assume that all traffic is threat traffic until it is verified that the traffic is authorized, inspected and secured.” 1

“Implementing various controls and agents on each application in a large organization is not scalable,” Kindervag continued. “It is much easier and more efficient to reconstruct and review what is happening on the application level by analyzing network traffic than it is to try and monitor hundreds or even thousands of individual applications.” 1

Supporting the Zero Trust Model, PacketSentry is designed for protection and audit of the internal network – monitoring, controlling and logging all network activity and assuming that no network traffic is trusted, including that of IT administrators. Its no agent or in-line appliance requirement minimizes both deployment effort and risk to production systems. With PacketSentry, organizations have a single solution for efficient internal compliance and audit controls, and real-time policy enforcement to best protect the internal network.

For more information on the “The Zero Trust Model of Information Security,” download the Forrester Research report for free at: http://www.packetmotion.com/landing/zero-trust-model/.

“Companies can no longer focus their controls only on the perimeter,” said Paul Smith, PacketMotion CEO. “Forrester’s findings align well with what we have been hearing from enterprises for years. As the new Zero Trust Model shows, organizations need to add controls on the internal network as well. PacketSentry’s protection capabilities address today’s growing insider threats as highlighted in Forrester’s Zero Trust Model, which defines requirements for real-time inspection and controls of internal network traffic.”

About PacketMotion
PacketMotion’s User Activity Management (UAM) solutions enable mid- to large-sized enterprises to simplify and lower the cost of meeting their compliance and audit requirements (PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA, etc.) while delivering security functionality such as the ability to immediately stop user behavior that violates internal policies. A Gartner “Cool Vendor” company, PacketMotion combines patent-pending software with powerful appliances to monitor individual user activity at the application level. The PacketSentry appliance operates out of band with no impact on network performance, and installs in less than one day, typically reducing compliance-related capital and operating costs by as much as 80 percent compared to a suite of siloed tools. Visit PacketMotion online at http://packetmotion.com.

Note 1 – “No More Chewy Centers: Introducing the Zero Trust Model of Information Security,” by John Kindervag, et al, Forrester Research, Sept. 14, 2010.

PacketMotion and PacketSentry are registered trademarks of PacketMotion. All other trademarks are registered to their respective companies. Copyright © PacketMotion 2010.

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