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The Challenges of Implementing Zero Trust Model

Our recent blog looked at Zero Trust Security. Defining what it is, it’s purpose and the framework it provides to organisations. To recap, Zero Trust is...

Zero Trust is a framework designed to secure data and resources in a modern IT environment and assumes that there is no network edge.

To read more of the first part of this series, head over to this link. What is Zero Trust?

In the second part of this series, we will look at the challenge of implementing a Zero Trust Architecture into modern organisations. A Zero Trust Architecture can be tough to achieve and will affect the entire organisation from the IT team to each and every user. Running this scale of a project simultaneously with daily business operations can further delay progress, often pushing out completion dates.

Our Loop experts understand the difficulties of implementing a Zero Trust Architecture. Here are 3 major challenges that organisations can avoid reaching Zero Trust Security.

Loss of Productivity - A Zero Trust architecture will change the way that users interact with the data and resources in your organisation. Understanding and adopting new processes and workflows can reduce productivity in the short term until users adapt to the new environment. Productivity could also be affected when users change roles, and they lose access to data and resources that they need to do their job.


Technically Complex - Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture is a complex and time-consuming project. There are different technology stacks and strategies that can help your organisation achieve a Zero Trust architecture. Should you invest in a single vendor or multi-vendor solution? The team at Loop have spent the last two years working with the Microsoft 365 stack and helping our customers get the most out of their current investments in their Microsoft subscriptions.


Ongoing Administration - The Zero Trust architecture is not a simple solution, and it is certainly not 'set and forget.' Security vendors constantly update their software with new functionality that improves the security of their customer's implementations, whilst never-ending changes to the underlying technology that you are trying to protect constantly move the goalposts.


How do you avoid these challenges in your organisation? Our Zero Trust Service is designed to ensure organisations reach and continue to align themselves to the modern security framework whilst combatting these challenges to ensure your organisation is secured 24/7.

Loops plan to implement Zero Trust delivers a methodical approach for users and your organisation to adapt to the new environment during a 12 or 24 month period. It is designed to help organisations overcome these challenges and provide a smooth implementation project. (P)
As part of our Zero Trust Service, the team at Loop will keep on top of all the changes vendors update to their software, ensuring that your Zero Trust implementation is as up to date as it can be.

Visit our Zero Trust service or talk to a Loopie on how to reach Zero Trust Security.