Authorization, NOT Authentication: the critical backbone for zero-trust security

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Authentication and authorization are crucial security measures for organizations to protect their sensitive data from unauthorized access. While authentication ensures that users are who they claim to be, authorization dictates the specific actions or resources a user is allowed to access after successful authentication. In today's cloud-first workplace, strong passwords, multi-factor authentication, and biometrics have improved enterprise authentication. However, fine-grained authorization is necessary for maintaining least privilege access without impeding productivity. User provisioning can help manage changes in employee access but may not automate some authorization functions or provide a consistent view of permissions across systems. Veza's data security platform offers comprehensive visibility and control over identity-to-data relationships, enabling organizations to enforce fine-grained permissions and maintain continuous compliance with the zero trust security model.


Date published
May 10, 2022

Tarek Khaled

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