Zero trust at zero cost " No-code for Zero Trust Application Access (ZTAA) platforms for unmanaged applications can be implemented in minutes.

FREMONT, CA: The rate of global change is faster than ever before. Everything we've grown accustomed to, such as office banter and lunch meetings in the conference room, has changed to Zoom meetings and Slack discussions. Zero Trust application access is a way that securely connects users to applications and corporate resources without the involvement of a third party. Access to each resource requires authentication and continual authorization. Datawiza, the first business to provide a no-code platform for enabling authentication and authorization for applications and APIs, introduced the Datawiza Platform, a Free version. This is the only environment-independent and Identity and Access Management (IAM)-independent solution on the market for establishing Zero Trust Application Access (ZTAA).

“Most identity and access programs have not achieved maturity, which is affecting organizations' ability to reduce identity and access risks,”  explains The State of Enterprise Identity, a Ponemon study released in June 2022. “As a result, individuals may gain access to data not associated with their role or function. This is largely because IAM solutions do not support the plethora of unmanageable apps, that is, applications and APIs that do not support modern security protocols, like SAML SSO, OpenID Connect or OAuth. This includes homegrown, open source and legacy applications, whether operating on-premises or in multiple clouds. Now the Datawiza Platform closes the maturity gap, letting organizations achieve the full value from their modern IAM investment by securing all their applications under the IAM umbrella.”

Designed for organizations that do not require setup and maintenance services, the new free-forever Datawiza version licensing protects up to 25 users and three applications against up to two distinct identity providers, such as Okta or Azure AD. The Datawiza Business license is available for businesses with larger teams and more demanding requirements.

“As cyberattacks increase in frequency and severity, corporate boards are demanding an immediate move to a zero trust environment,” comments Dr. Canming Jiang, Co-Founder, and CEO of Datawiza. “Organizations are running into roadblocks, including projects that take too long, cost too much, introduce complexity and dont provide sufficient access controls for unmanageable applications. With Datawizas no-code solution for ZTAA, companies can test, validate and deploy zero trust application protection in minutes, while maintaining their current IT investments and without inadvertently introducing additional security risks through unnecessary coding. Todays announcement eliminates the final barrier to zero trust, turning low cost into no cost.”

“Datawiza is the easy button to get all your legacy, aging applications and associated tech debt moved into modern security, with a measurable quality increase in user experience for end customers,” comments Warren Kenner, Lead Architect and Director of Cloud, uLab. “You can tackle these initiatives internally, or you can just switch it on overnight by using the Datawiza Access Broker to secure all your data.”

John Kindervag defined zero trust for the first time in 2010, and most organizations now acknowledge it as a security need. However, there is no universal method for attaining zero trust. Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) is a standard method that requires a tunnel from the corporate network to the cloud. ZTAA secures individual apps without requiring changes to the network infrastructure, making the journey to zero trust faster and less costly.

Datawiza is a no-code authentication and authorization technology for today's unmanageable applications and APIs. It is compatible with all identity providers, including Okta/Auth0 and Azure AD. Datawiza empowers organizations of any size utilizing these technologies to achieve single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) across hybrid multi-cloud systems while providing policy-defined, URL-level access limits based on specific user and device parameters. The approach depends on ultra-lightweight, cloud-native, container-based proxies located close to the protected apps. Datawiza can cut migration efforts by a factor of ten.

“Many security executives are telling me about their struggle to achieve zero trust with network-first implementations, and business users complain of poor network performance,” concludes Jiang. “Replacing infrastructure, including newly deployed VPNs, is complex and expensive, and they dont believe they can cost-effectively scale the performance of a ZTNA tunnel to meet a high number of users or applications. In many cases, ZTNA isnt providing the fine-grained access controls needed to comply with evolving privacy regulations. Datawiza solves these challenges by protecting the applications themselves without any changes to the infrastructure. And with the Datawiza Free plan, every company can start protecting applications immediately zero trust at zero cost and grow as their needs evolve.”