Zero Trust Network Access solutions

Secure access to every app, on any device, with a ZTNA framework.

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What is Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)?

ZTNA is based on establishing secure access controls and not inherently trusting any entity within or outside the network. It implements best practices and technologies to create secure, identity and context-based boundaries around applications, devices, and data. By leveraging a trust broker, ZTNA ensures that access is only granted after rigorous verification of identity, context, and policy compliance, effectively minimizing unauthorized access or lateral movement within the network. This strategy helps conceal critical resources from public exposure and significantly lowers the risk of cyber attacks.

Zero Trust Network Access

ZTNA's approach to access control is meticulously detailed, focusing on managing who is allowed to access what within the private network. Whether it be specific applications, devices, or files. It's crucial to understand that ZTNA itself does not directly grant access. Rather, it lays the groundwork for defining access policies that govern how resources are accessed securely.

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ZTNA benefits for business

Organizations can apply a zero trust security approach within their network ecosystems as a way of controlling access to applications regardless of where the user or the application resides. This enhances the security posture of the organization and adds a number of benefits.

When implementing ZTNA, companies can restrict access to their cloud environments and applications in accordance with their operational requirements. Within the ZTNA model, each user and application can be given a role with the proper rights and permissions to connect to the company's cloud infrastructure.


Zero Trust Network Access use case

Identify & verify users

Identify & verify users

When joining the network, identify and confirm user identity with high reliability. The management of guests, certificates, and SSO are all included in centralized authentication.

Protect access to SaaS applications

Protect access to SaaS applications

Effortlessly monitor and control who can gain access to specific data or applications on a company network. This approach secures access and enhances application security, preventing unauthorized users from accessing sensitive corporate data.

Secure Remote Access

Secure remote access

ZTNA solutions offer secure remote access, ensuring your remote workforce stays protected in a hybrid security environment. This framework seamlessly adapts to various locations and devices, enabling rapid deployment and precise access control for all connections.

VPN alternative to meet your workforce's needs

VPN alternative to meet your workforce's needs

Implement Zero Trust policies easily, verifying the remote users and giving them access to only the private apps they need – not all apps in internal data centers and private cloud. Protect internal apps against potentially compromised remote devices and data theft.

Control third-party access

Control third-party access

When granting access to external partners, contractors, or vendors, ZTNA solutions ensure they only access the necessary resources, limiting their exposure to the broader network. Additionally, by verifying their identity, ZTNA maintains that only authorized individuals access these resources.

Secure access to development environments

Secure access to development environments

ZTNA solutions play a vital role in enhancing security for access to development environments. This is particularly significant in DevOps settings where Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines are used to streamline and automate software application building, testing, and deployment. With ZTNA, only authorized personnel can modify or deploy applications, maintaining the integrity and security of the development process.

Compliance & auditing

Compliance & auditing

For robust regulatory compliance, detailed access controls, multilayered authentication, and comprehensive logging are essential. These features, integral to ZTNA solutions, empower organizations to meet and exceed regulatory requirements and conduct effective security audits.


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Follow the quick and easy steps to sign up for a NordLayer account and start safeguarding your network.



Once signed up, you can begin configuring security & access policies in the Control Panel through Web Browser.

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Invite team members, secure your remote teams, and use other features in the Control Panel.


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NordLayer’s range of adaptive security tools will help you assemble a custom network security solution for your organization’s needs.



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Security Service Edge

SSE - unified security solution

Secure business data, resources, and all users in your network by adopting the SSE framework. SSE is a blueprint for better business security, combining user-centric authentication, access control and seamless integration across the cloud.

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Security Service Edge (SSE)

Consolidate your CASB, SWG and ZTNA capabilities by using a single SSE vendor. This will create an opportunity to improve your organization’s agility and ability to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats and reduce costs.

Protect your business with NordLayer

Protect your business with NordLayer

Let Zero Trust handle security when it comes to verifying user credentials.

Additional info

Frequently asked questions

Both Zero Trust and SASE are security-targeted network infrastructure frameworks that were defined to fulfill the same objectives — to better secure and protect organizations from cyber threats. Zero Trust and SASE complement each other and are prominent takes on the cybersecurity future.

SASE as infrastructure is a security model giant that takes time and resources to be properly integrated. Hence, implemented elements work like a well-oiled machine, establishing advanced security measures throughout a company.

Meanwhile, the Zero Trust approach is relatively simpler to establish but requires more engagement from organization members day-to-day. Improving security levels and protection is why Zero Trust-based tools are often seen as essential parts of SASE.