Unified security and endpoint management software provider Syxsense has announced Syxsense Zero Trust, a new module within the company’s Enterprise solution designed to enable endpoint compliance with Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) policies.
According to the company, Syxsense Zero Trust serves as organizations’ trust evaluation engine for endpoints, offering visibility and control over network access policies and enabling security teams to build sophisticated access policies and remediation workflows to ensure compliance with zero trust policies.
One of the main issues with zero trust initiatives is the need for complete visibility into endpoint protection, but authentication solutions lack the ability to evaluate device health, ensure granular policy compliance and automate risk remediation, the company says. Syxsense Zero Trust aims to solve those issues by offering granularity of hundreds of parameters IT can use to report and act on device compliance, the ability to enforce zero trust compliance and the automated remediation of non-compliant endpoints.
Those automated actions include applying patches, enabling and updating antivirus tools, emailing IT about unauthorized access and more.
Syxsense says its Zero Trust module can be combined with its Cortex automation tool to give organizations a complete endpoint evaluation and network access solution that meets zero trust policies.
The key features of Syxsense Zero Trust include complete visibility yin to all endpoints’ configuration and compliance via a single agent, access policies based on a large array of configuration and security parameters for each individual corporate asset, automation of enforcement actions using Cortex and the ability to verify user authentication requests or connect with external multi-factor authentication tools.
Syxsense CEO Ashley Leonard said in a statement that one of the challenges organizations face when building a zero trust strategy is ensuring that endpoints accessing the network are trustworthy and conform to policies.
“Most solutions simply accept or deny access without an understanding of the current Device Security Posture,” Leonard said. “In talking with customers, they wanted the ability to evaluate endpoint access for ZTNA based on policies and if not compliant, be able to apply fixes or remediate in real time to enable proper access. Syxsense Zero Trust does just that by allowing organizations to have full control of endpoints and automating the end-to-end process.”
Syxsense Zero Trust will be available for purchase in late September 2022.