Rake Narang: How does Xceedium’s GateKeeper Zero Trust Access Control solution work?
Glenn Hazard: GateKeeper protects government agencies and enterprises from insider threats. It’s the only solution available today that controls, contains and audits the activity of privileged users regardless of whether they originated from inside or outside of the network.
GateKeeper ensures that users are only permitted access to systems that are expressly allowed or whitelisted. The underlying theme of its zero trust model – trust no one.
Using unique access methods and patent-pending technologies, GateKeeper compartmentalizes and contains privileged users, mitigating the insider threat. It then monitors, alerts, remediates, logs, records and reports on all of their activities inside the critical IT infrastructure.
Rake Narang: The WikiLeaks incident rocked headlines earlier this year. How could it have been prevented with zero trust access controls? How do you see the security products evolving 2-3 years from today?
Glenn Hazard: The simple and unfortunate truth is WikiLeaks could have been prevented with zero trust access controls. Without such controls, system admins can easily pass background checks, gain clearances and access highly confidential company and customer data.
That needs to change. Companies need to move to a zero trust model to enforce written policy with technology.
Companies can’t expect people to pay attention to memos or follow employee handbooks. After all, it only took one bad seed for WikiLeaks to occur.
WikiLeaks sounded an alarm and in the next several years, we’ll see security products evolve, making access control a priority.