Zero Trust acknowledges there is no longer a traditional network perimeter in higher education to be defended, because applications now exist in the cloud and users can log into the network from any location. Basically, the network edge extends to each user, and security is achieved by authenticating users' identities. To secure the network edge under this new paradigm, colleges and universities need better visibility and control of who's using the network and what resources they have permission to access. Zero Trust involves authenticating users or devices whenever they try to gain access, verifying their identity and tracking their network use at every step. Once someone is granted access, their network activity is monitored to make sure they remain compliant with security policies. Learn more about how to secure the network edge in higher education.