Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA 2.0)

Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA 2.0)

As we discuss more about ZTNA(Zero Trust Network Access). Vendors are working hard to work towards the next generation technology which adds more security and the other feature supports. Paloalto comes up with ZTNA 2.0 in that context. 

 A zero-trust network access solution (ZTNA) is a network access management solution that creates logical access boundaries based on user identities and context.

Introduction to ZTNA 2.0

With Zero Trust Network Access 2.0, businesses with hybrid workforces can take advantage of secure connections to enhance their security. ZTNA 1.0 approaches need to be improved in order to effectively solve its shortcomings.

A true Zero Trust architecture is delivered through ZTNA 2.0, which overcomes the limitations of ZTNA 1.0.

Fig 1.1- ZTNA 2.0

To completely secure all users and apps, ZTNA 1.0 requires separate policies to be managed across different management consoles, while ZTNA 2.0 provides a single product that includes ZTNA, SWG, NG-CASB, FWaaS, DLP, and other capabilities.

So with the ZTNA 2.0, All users and apps can be managed, governed, and stored through it.

ZTNA 2.0 maintains auto-scalability to accommodate changing hybrid workforces and evolving business demands without manual intervention. To prevent all threats, including zero-day threats, ZTNA 2.0 constantly inspects all traffic, even allowed connections.

All enterprise applications, including modern cloud native apps, legacy private apps, SaaS apps, dynamic port apps, and connections initiated by the server, are consistently secured by ZTNA 2.0.

ZTNA 1.0 Vs ZTNA 2.0

As we talk through both ZTNA 1.0 and ZTNA 2.0 there are enhancements in the features and below are the add on features which is not there on ZTNA 1.0

So make sure whenever you build your solution ZTNA 2.0 should be the part of your architecture.