Zero trust architecture (ZTA) design patterns

How do you implement the ZTA high-level design in practice? We explain the different design patterns and when each should be applied.


  • Overview Video — 00:04:05
    • A simple overview of what you will learn in Course 5.

  • Zero trust design pattern approaches Video — 00:11:55
    • Different approaches an enterprise can use to enact a ZTA workflow.

  • Design pattern 1: Device agent/gateway-based deployment Video — 00:14:29
    • An overview of this deployment model.

  • Design pattern 2: Enclave-based deployment Video — 00:05:09
    • An overview of this deployment model.

  • Design pattern 3: Resource portal-based deployment Video — 00:04:41
    • An overview of this deployment model.

  • Design pattern 4: Device application sandboxing Video — 00:05:57
    • An overview of this deployment model.

  • DoS attack reduction with SDP ZTA Video — 00:24:30
    • Here, you’ll see the power of a zero trust approach at mitigating a Denial-of-Service attack!

  • Zero Trust Course 5 skill assessment Assessment — 10 questions — 00:05:00


Course description

There’s one set of zero trust principles and tenets, but multiple different design patterns that implement them. We’ll evaluate each design pattern in turn, analyzing the similarities and differences and critiquing each as we go. In this course, you’ll le

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