What is Trusted Application Networking?

Why Network Addresses Cannot Be Trusted

Traditional address-centric firewalls allow malicious communications to piggyback on allowed network policies because they lack visibility and control beyond primitive network attributes.

While next-generation firewalls are aware of application protocols, they are blind to the true identity of the communicating software.

Micro-segmentation offers more visibility and control of network traffic within the perimeter. However, the large number of address-centric policies makes micro-segmentation overly complex, without any gain in security.

Need For Zero Trust Security

To overcome limitations described above, the Zero Trust networking model abandons the traditional security model of allowing application communications based on “trusted” addresses. Instead, communications are approved based on the trustworthiness of communicating software, hosts and users—for better security that extends beyond the network.

Trusted Application Networking

Trusted Application Networking

Edgewise’s revolutionary approach—Trusted Application Networking—implements Zero Trust security by allowing only trusted applications to communicate over approved network paths to stop compromise and attack progression of network-borne threats. This new technology, powered by machine learning, works by looking beyond network addresses and instead validates the secure identity of applications, users, containers and hosts controlling the addresses. Edgewise then uses these identities and builds policies that enforce the intended state of the environment. 

Pre-connect Validation

Stops transport-layer exploits by mutually validating workloads before they connect

Policy Compression

Broadest coverage with the fewest workload-centric policies for Zero Trust enforcement

Zero Impact

Deploys in minutes, without changes to applications or network infrastructure

Edgewise Networks
Edgewise Protect

Stop Data Breaches with Zero Trust

Apply adaptive and simplified policies to allow only verified workloads to communicate over approved pathways. Never trust, always verify.

Automatically Measure Risk

Identify data stores and map communication pathways to understand your security risk. Prioritize protection based on risk of compromise.

Enable DevOps Security

Enable DevOps and SREs to build and deploy software with more security and with fewer disruptions to the SDLC. Machine-learned policy creation and enforcement allows auto-scaling in even the most elastic cloud environment.