17 Nov 2022 3 min read

Why Zero Trust is Today’s Secret Weapon for Enterprise Security

Author: Patrick Shore, Program Manager, QuSecure 

It is no secret that data breaches are becoming increasingly common. In fact, according to a report from IBM, the number of reported data breaches increased by 40%. Even more alarming is that many of these breaches could have been prevented if proper security measures had been in place. Implementing a zero-trust model is one of the more essential aspects of enterprise security for evolving cyber threats.  

One of the main reasons zero trust is necessary for today’s security landscape is the emergence of cybersecurity threats from quantum computers. Encryption is a cornerstone of zero-trust security models, and data must be encrypted over its entire lifecycle to be secure. Unfortunately, traditional encryption methods are no longer enough to protect sensitive data, as quantum computers can break them. However, post-quantum encryption and cryptography can fortify zero-trust networks so that quantum computers cannot decrypt sensitive information.  

Another crucial aspect of a zero-trust model is mutual authentication, ensuring that only authorized parties can access sensitive information. This means that both parties must authenticate each other before exchanging any information or accessing resources. This added layer of security helps prevent unauthorized devices or users from accessing the network and is the reason for the term ‘zero-trust.’ 

QuSecure’s QuProtect architecture is one example of a zero-trust approach for enterprise security. As the government-endorsed leader and pioneer in the post-quantum cryptography (PQC) space, QuProtect software orchestrates our solution to meet the needs of the end-to-end data-in-transit lifecycle. QuProtect is not a software development kit (SDK) solution but a holistic network solution that provides post-quantum crypto agility. QuProtect is also unique in that it uses the following: 

  • Easy client-side installations – Seamlessly upgrades managed and non-managed endpoints and devices, achieving BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) encryption compliance
  • Low-risk – Software-based solution optimized for the slightest changes with minimal disruption
  • Solves staged upgrade problems – Policy-controlled backward compatibility, allowing upgrades to be produced over time
  • 100% standards-based and compliant – Including NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) compliant, supplying trusted delivery of post-quantum resilience

QuProtect’s end-to-end data protection and cross-platform compatibility provide our clients with 360-degree security quickly and seamlessly. Supplying protection across the entire data lifecycle and delivering security at every possible endpoint, we offer our clients complete protection anytime, anywhere.  

The future of network security is undoubtedly reliant on zero-trust models. Do not wait until it is too late – ensure your enterprise is QuSecured with a zero-trust approach. Contact QuSecure today to learn more about our QuProtect solution and how we can help protect your business. 



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