NEW YORK, NY - March 20th, 2023 - Private Communications Corporation is pleased to announce the release of Remote WorkForce ZTN, the first true Zero Trust IT security solution designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses.
How Zero Trust Networks (ZTN) Work
Zero Trust is a security protocol that assumes any user, asset, or resource is untrustworthy and must be verified and continually evaluated before access is granted.
The best way to understand the Zero Trust concept is to contrast it with early LANs (Local Area Networks). LANs connect everyone in an organization to all printers, servers, applications, etc. Firewalls keep intruders out, but once on the network, you are trusted. Then, various IT security approaches (passwords, access control lists, etc.) were imposed to protect sensitive apps and data. Over time, the IT security infrastructure became more and more complex - but breaches, nonetheless, frequently occurred.
Zero Trust starts from a completely different perspective. Access is granted to each specific application, not to the entire network. Other resources on the network are not even visible, therefore they are inherently protected.
Zero Trust is a fundamental paradigm shift in IT security. The concept originated in 2003. Gartner, Forrester and even Google began to promote it around 2010. It has now achieved wide-spread acceptance. There is even a Presidential Directive requiring government agencies to adopt the Zero Trust model.
There are several major Zero Trust products on the market, but these were designed for large scale organizations and are too cumbersome and expensive for most SMBs. But SMBs need the same protection!
At Private Communications Corp. (PCC), we studied the Zero Trust specifications from the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and the Cloud Security Alliance. We designed our product to meet these requirements, but right-sized for typical needs of SMBs.
How Remote WorkForce's ZTN Works
Our Zero Trust Network is built upon the solid foundation of our Remote WorkForce VPN. Remote WorkForce VPN is a modern, cloud-based VPN which can replace legacy LANs, with superior features.
Remote WorkForce VPN automatically establishes a secure, encrypted connection to protect corporate communications from anywhere, whether employees are at home, in a coffee shop, or on the road.
In today's environment, corporate IT resources may be stored inside the office LAN, on a cloud-based network (AWS, Azure, GCP), or via SaaS applications (Salesforce, etc.)
Remote WorkForce VPN provides end-to-end encryption for all IT resources, without requiring back-hauls through the LAN for resources in the cloud. Routing to the appropriate network is handled automatically, simplifying access for users.
Remote WorkForce ZTN provides a true Zero Trust layer on top of our VPN. Employees only have access to IT resources that they are specifically authorized to use. Other corporate resources are not even visible and any unauthorized attempts to access them are blocked.
Both our VPN and ZTN are highly secure, using 256-bit encryption, Multi-Factor Authentication, and malware filtering. Both include reporting to enable managers to know when an employee is working and what they are doing online.
About Private Communications Corporation
Private Communications Corporation (PCC) is a leading provider of Internet security and utilities that enable consumers to have a secured and optimized mobile experience. Remote WorkForce VPN is the latest offering from PCC. PCC also distributes a Video Optimization technology that dramatically reduces the data consumed. Additional information is available at privatecommcorp.com.
Private WiFi, PCC's flagship software offering, is a virtual private network (VPN) that encrypts all data across unsecure WiFi networks, protecting users from the inherent threats such as identity theft and hacking that unencrypted public WiFi poses. More information on Private WiFi is available at privatewifi.com.
PCC is the partner of choice for top companies in the security, privacy, cable, and telecommunications industries. The company stands for protecting personal data and will never collect users private information to sell or otherwise share, which is a unique differentiator. For articles and other online privacy resources, please visit www.private-i.com.
Jennifer Praeger, Global VP, Business Development & Partnerships
Private Communications Corporation