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Zero Trust security solutions

With NordLayer, you can protect your hybrid and multi-cloud environments with Zero Trust solutions that are modular, scalable, and easy to integrate.

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Zero Trust overview

A Zero Trust approach lives by the ‘trust-none, verify all’ mantra — ensuring every user, device, and connection is authenticated ahead of being granted access to your business network and its most valuable assets and sensitive data.

NordLayer’s Zero-Trust security scheme

Why Zero Trust?

Modern businesses need a security model that provides services that can adapt to the complexity of the evolving workplace environment — embracing the hybrid workforce and protecting a company’s staff, data, and commercial bottom line.

Enhanced security

NordLayer provides you with the services to heighten your business security effectively and minimize the attack surface — for cloud environments or implementing network segmentation.

Risk mitigation & compliance

Bridge security gaps, minimize lateral movement and ensure you’re meeting industry requirements. NordLayer’s ISMS is aligned with international data management standards.

Work worldwide

Enable your remote users to work more securely from anywhere, anytime — and on multiple devices. No office — no problem!

Protect your business

Align Zero Trust implementation with your business goals

A Zero Trust approach provides protection from numerous cyberthreats, whilst offering admins an array of customizable options to secure their network. Implement Zero Trust and tackle key security challenges head-on.

Secure users access with IAM & Zero-Trust

Identity & access management

Ensure users accessing your network and devices are verified with such tools as SSO, biometrics, 2FA, and user provisioning.

Implement Network Access Control with Zero-Trust

Network access control

Set access permissions and security policies for users, devices, and apps to ensure only authorized staff can access sensitive and confidential data.

Segment your organization network with Zero-Trust

Network segmentation

With NordLayer, you can create a security strategy that ensures there are multiple checkpoints and Zero Trust policies when it comes to network access identification and authentication.

Protect organization network with Zero-Trust

Network security

Protect your network from breaches, intrusions and other threats to your business data with powerful encryption and bespoke tools to combat multiple types of cyberattacks.


Start your Zero Trust journey here

If you’d like to get started with Zero Trust, NordLayer has a suite of options to help you level-up your security, whether you have a specific business requirement in mind or you’re looking to reinforce your current infrastructure.


Provide an additional layer of protection on your device by setting up multi-factor authentication to log in to NordLayer.


Single sign-on allows you to use one set of security credentials to access your multiple cloud applications.

Biometric authentication

Set an additional layer of security through face recognition and fingerprint scanning.

User provisioning

In addition to creating user identities in cloud apps, automatic provisioning also includes the maintenance and removal of such user identities as status or role changes.

Jailbroken device detection

NordLayer detects devices that are vulnerable to attack and alerts admins immediately.

IP allowlisting

Control how certain users and devices can access different data and apps on the network.


Connect to your internal business LAN securely via dedicated gateways.

Smart remote access

Share files endpoint-to-endpoint when multiple user devices are connected to NordLayer.

Network segmentation

Create teams and private gateways each with a dedicated IP, enabling admins to segment their local networks and restrict certain data to those who really need it.

AES 256-bit encryption

We use powerful military-grade AES 256-bit encryption in order to secure data from malicious threats.

Diskless servers

NordLayer’s network uses diskless servers which means we don’t store any data — and therefore it can’t be accessed, copied, or leaked.

Credential separation

Our infrastructure doesn’t use personal credentials when connecting to the NordLayer cloud, and instead, uses service credentials — providing added security for businesses.

Activity monitoring

Via a central management Control Panel, you can view which users and devices are accessing specific gateways and resources, providing auditable visibility and control of access and activity.

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Protect your business with NordLayer

Start implementing Zero Trust today, or contact our specialist if you have any more questions.

Our solutions

Security across your business

In alignment with Zero Trust, NordLayer provides security at every level of the hybrid cloud environment in order to accelerate innovation and securely build, modernize, or migrate mission-critical workloads.

Additional info

Frequently asked questions

Zero Trust security is a modern approach to network security, designed to address shortcomings of legacy networks by transitioning to a model based on the principle of “trust none, verify all.”

In today’s world, workforces are more agile and distributed. Perimeter security is becoming more blurred and as corporate networks become more complex, legacy security models are becoming less effective. The modern enterprise network spans multiple environments, including on-premise, cloud-based, and remote resources. Protecting these environments against cyberattacks requires the deep visibility and granular protection that Zero Trust provides.

Instead of granting unlimited access to corporate resources, a Zero Trust security strategy provides access on a case-by-case basis. These access decisions are based on Role-Based Access Controls (RBAC), where users are only assigned with the access and permission necessary to deliver their job roles effectively.

Benefits of Zero Trust include:

  • Enhanced network security

  • Safer data

  • Protection against new and known cyberthreats

  • Reduced impact from breaches

  • Potential cost reductions

Zero Trust is a strategy or approach rather than a single product and is based on a number of Zero Trust principles. An effective Zero Trust strategy is one that enforces its principles consistently across the entire IT environment. Without the right solutions, this can be difficult to achieve and results in a complex and challenging to manage security architecture. Initial steps include:

  • Designing a robust Zero Trust approach

  • Phasing out of legacy solutions

  • Defining access controls

  • Deploying Zero Trust Network Access with other SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) components:

  • Secure Web Gateway (SWG)

  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

  • Firewall as a Service (FwaaS)

Yes. You can use Zero Trust in a hybrid or fully cloud-led environment, although it’s now more cost-effective to host an application in the cloud instead of a data center. These cloud environments are not a part of an organization’s network, however, so the same type of network controls do not apply. This means that data is spread out across multiple sites and visibility of who is accessing which data (and on what devices) is more difficult to follow.

To address these issues, modern companies are using a number of access technologies — depending on where their resources and data are located:

Data centers — When storing data on-premises, remote network access or business VPNs are utilized.

Private applications — For data kept within company apps, a Software-defined perimeter (SDP) is used.

Public cloud — An inbound proxy or virtual firework is used to protect resources in the cloud.

SaaS applications — For securing data within software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, companies will opt for a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB).