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Gaps in zero trust implementations

Fortinet’s Global State of Zero Trust Report reveals that while most organisations have a vision of zero trust or are in the process of implementing zero trust initiatives, more than half cannot translate this vision into the solutions they are implementing because they lack some basic core fundamentals of zero trust.

The report illustrates some confusion about what comprises a complete zero trust strategy. Respondents indicated they understand zero trust (77%) and ZTNA (75%) concepts and over 80% reported already having a zero trust and/or ZTNA strategy in place or development. Yet, over 50% indicated being unable to implement core zero trust capabilities. Nearly 60% indicated they do not have the ability to authenticate users and devices on an ongoing basis and 54% struggle to monitor users post-authentication.

This gap is concerning because these functions are critical tenets of zero trust and it brings into question what the actual reality of these implementations is across organisations.