Cybersecurity mesh is a cyber defense strategy that independently secures each device with its own perimeter — such as firewalls and network protection tools. Many security practices use a single perimeter to secure an entire IT environment, but a cybersecurity mesh uses a holistic approach.
Adopting this approach to IT security has risen in popularity alongside remote work and cloud solutions that disperse devices and machines across locations. These changes have led to data access and control policy refreshes and new technology implementation.
Creating a cybersecurity mesh requires new endpoint and user-focused solutions that keep each individual device secure. A single solution that’s meant to protect everything within its network is no longer feasible, and Zero Trust security approaches are growing in popularity — where devices, regardless if they’re inside or outside your network, are considered a threat until authenticated.
Organizations are adopting many different solutions to individually secure each device and endpoint in their environment, including: