How many times have you heard the phrase, “It’s not if, but when”? The saying can easily be applied to the inevitable failure of a company’s cybersecurity defenses, and it’s surprising how widely accepted this view is. Cybersecurity defenses are designed to identify threats and then prevent them. This strategy is imperfect, however, because there is no product on the market today that can evaluate with 100 percent accuracy whether something from the Internet—including a file, an image, or a document—is safe.
So the industry standard is to accept that your cybersecurity sometimes fails, and you need to ensure that you can detect and remediate the breach as quickly as possible.
What if there was another way?
- What if you could separate your enterprise network from the public web while still allowing employees to have seamless access to the Internet?
- What if you could warn employees that they were on a phishing site when they’ve fallen for a real phishing attack?
- What if you never had to worry about malware, viruses, or ransomware being downloaded?
All of these “what if” questions can be a reality with the Zero Trust Internet. This is a default deny approach that is fundamentally different from the way traditional cybersecurity products work. Today’s products categorize Internet content and websites as being either malicious or safe, and this approach is known to fail. Internet isolation enables the Zero Trust Internet and takes the guesswork out of security by assuming that all Internet content and websites are malicious.
Detect and Prevent Is a Faulty Strategy
The “detect and prevent” approach has reached its potential, and attackers have learned how to bypass this defense method. Verizon reported that in 2018, there were 41,686 reported security incidents and 2,013 confirmed cybersecurity breaches. What’s more appalling is that studies have shown that 68 percent of breaches take months or longer to detect. This means that the two primary defense methods—blocking an attack and then detecting a breach once it has occurred—are failing miserably.
Zero Trust Internet: Rethinking Email and Web Security
As many cybersecurity experts continue to lose sleep over trying to perfect a faulty paradigm, the Zero Trust Internet has emerged as the best way to achieve the previously unthinkable: 100 percent safe email and web access. This is achieved through Internet isolation, which removes the browsing process from the desktop and moves it to the cloud, effectively creating an “air gap” between the Internet and enterprise networks. Content is cleaned and safely rendered from the cloud browser to the browser on the desktop, so the user experience is the same as if they were browsing from their own desktop. Any breaches or attacks are completely isolated away from the endpoint and user. The user is literally isolated from the threat.
Menlo Security’s Isolation Core™ perfectly embodies the principles of Zero Trust Internet to create a technical milestone in cybersecurity. The Isolation Core™ rewrites incoming web code, removes active content, and safely projects inactive content to end-user devices without lag. All content goes through the same process to ensure full, proactive protection.
Want to find out how you can use Menlo Security’s Isolation Core™ to safeguard your organization? Download this white paper to learn about:
- How the Zero Trust Internet paradigm is implemented in our Isolation Core™ to create a safe browsing and email experience
- The weakness of traditional network architectures to safeguard the end-user experience
- How Menlo Security helped a Fortune 100 company achieve zero malware attacks in six months while adhering to Zero Trust Internet practices with our Isolation Core™