During the recent Data Center summit, two of the most common questions were how to get more information on the Forrester Research Zero Trust architecture and how to implement a Zero Trust network architecture with Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls.
For those of you who have not heard of the Zero Trust network architecture, it is a new security framework advocated by Forrester Principal Analyst John Kindervag placing security at the core of the network and building all other network elements around it. This security-centric approach advocates a number of principles to design a secure and flexible network:
- Ensure that all resources are accessed securely regardless of location
- Adopt a least-privilege strategy and strictly enforce access control
- Inspect and log all traffic
We finally wrapped up our worldwide 10-city data center summit tour last week. I personally logged more than 40,000 miles, advanced my ability to work in a cramped airline seat, and sampled local cuisine from Singapore Chilli Crab to Australian King Prawns. But the highlight for me, of course, was meeting attendees, customers and partners at the summits and being able to share our data center story.
Data Center Learnings from the Road
I just got back from our London Data Center Summit. We’ve had multiple data center events now in the U.S. and kicked off the international leg in London last week. At these data center summits, we address the evolution of the data center, data center networking changes and challenges, and finally the implications from a security perspective. I thought it would be interesting to share some of the learnings from the road. What are the top of mind issues from our data center audience?