One thing we can all agree on: more computing assets reside outside enterprise infrastructure. While executives come to terms with the fact that cybersecurity risk is increasing, these computing assets are beyond legacy security controls. Adapting to change and ensuring resilience is top of mind.

The shift to remote work was already in motion, but world events accelerated remote work and created new demands for securing cloud-delivered infrastructure with more emphasis on securing the identity of a user. Gartner, in a report published March 2021, advises that “identity is now the de facto organizational perimeter.

More transactions, data and employees are moving beyond the traditional LAN perimeter and IDENTITY is the new perimeter. During the last five years, we’ve been steadily evolving the software defined perimeter (SDP) in cooperation with the Cloud Security Alliance.

Our solution – RESILIANT SDP – enforces the user’s digital credentials – their identity – at our SDP Gateway. These credentials identify authorized users on authenticated devices and RESILIANT serves as the decision point, informing the Gateway which users are identified to pass through the Gateway to the RESILIANT TRUST ZONE.

RESILIANT separates the control plan from the data plane and dynamically enforces access to applications or services sitting inside the RESILIANT TRUST ZONE.

Organizations are modernizing information technology to accommodate all the workers who have moved from the office to working from home. Experts looking at post pandemic organizations are predicting that businesses will be slow in moving workers en masse back to offices and at best are developing plans for hybrid work schedules. All things accessed remotely, must be accessed securely. Trusting digital identities extends to machines like devices and workloads.

Gartner is defining the new normal and suggests that location-independent security is a major trend impacting the enterprise over the next 5 years. They recommend adjusting old processes and creating a cybersecurity mesh foundation based on analytics, intelligence and triggering, distributed identity fabric and policy management and orchestration. We believe that the RESILAINT architecture, our application specific trust zones, can provide enforcement of identity-based security.

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RESILIANT is a leading provider of Software-Defined Perimeter solutions that complete the Zero Trust model. RESILIANT is unique in its ability to protect services in the RESILIANT Trust Zone, hidden from the internet, leaving attackers and unauthorized users abandoned outside the Zone. The RESILIANT SDP features the ability to separate the control plane where policy decisions are made from the data plane where policies are enforced. This separation is key to enforcing policies and controlling connections in highly adaptive environments with multiple services residing on multiple clouds. SDP is critical to achieving a true Zero Trust model compliant with NIST’s defined security posture.  RESILIANT continues to collaborate with the Cloud Security Alliance and NIST to provide thought leadership for creating new and effective information security and digital risk management solutions. For more information visit