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July 30, 2019 10:31 am

Changing the Security Landscape: ColorTokens Xtended Zero Trust Platform

Author Shivram Nayak

As the security landscape began to evolve with cloud adoption and migration to hybrid data centers, organizations began to revisit their security strategy. This usually meant adding more hardware/software security products to their existing infrastructure, at several layers, which created traffic bottlenecks, management overhead and inconsistencies in policy implementations across the network.

Also, most security solutions provided visibility only into North-South traffic while having inadequate East-West visibility—covering the server-to-server traffic that accounts for over 80% of all enterprise traffic. Visibility wasn’t a priority until now because all communication inside of an enterprise network was considered ‘trusted’. However, repeated attacks over the years have proven that the perimeter can be penetrated to carry out sophisticated attacks which remain undetected for weeks or even months.

The changing security landscape necessitated a new approach to security where trust was no longer an assumed status. To simplify security and provide security teams with deep visibility into security gaps, ColorTokens built a unified platform using a software-defined framework based on zero trust. With a ‘one agent, one platform’ approach, not only can security teams visualize all critical assets (workloads, applications, users, endpoints) and communications, but also micro-segment the network to enforce security policies that remain consistent even in dynamic multi-cloud, mobile-user environments.

The ColorTokens Xtended Zero Trust Platform

Today’s security solutions solve challenges pertaining to only one or two areas of concern for an enterprise. ColorTokens is the only vendor that provides Xtended Zero Trust security at the:

  • Network level
  • Process level
  • Application level

This is achieved by building the ColorTokens platform with a modern, holistic security approach – thereby achieving 360-degree visibility and protection for enterprises.

Get Real-time Visibility and Micro-segment Your Workloads with Xshield

Gaining deep visibility into all network communications is the foundation of any zero trust approach. ColorTokens Xshield achieves this by providing unified visibility across on-premises and multicloud infrastructure. The result is a telescopic view into all communications between networks, clouds, workloads, and endpoints. This not only allows you to access vulnerabilities but also detect and stop zero day and other sophisticated attacks which go unnoticed.

With applications and data migrating from on-premise to the cloud, it is becoming increasingly difficult to protect workloads that are distributed across a serverless architecture. ColorTokens allows you to create ZeroTrust Zones which provide a map view of user, application, database, and workload interaction. With Xshield, enterprises can also automate and orchestrate workload security policies, and securely migrate applications to the cloud, while dynamically responding to indicators of compromise.

Secure Your Endpoints with Xprotect

Built around a zero trust approach, ColorTokens Xprotect provides enterprises with full visibility and control of the endpoint processes to effectively lock-down and protect the systems. The ColorTokens Xprotect agent is ultra-lightweight, which means it can be installed on legacy, unpatched systems and special purpose systems (like ATMs, kiosks, etc.) with slower processing power and RAM. Xprotect gives you the power to define whitelists or blacklists for process chains and application behavior, while blocking malicious processes from spawning and infecting applications.

ColorTokens pushes cybersecurity into a new generation by unifying network and endpoint security into a single, cloud-delivered Zero Trust platform. With a proactive, cloud-based approach, the platform secures cloud workloads, containers, dynamic applications, endpoints, servers and users from internal and external threats. Learn more.