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The Importance of Corporate Device Detection for Zero Trust Security

The Zero Trust security model is an increasingly popular cybersecurity approach designed to protect organizations from cyberattacks. One of the key components of zero trust is the concept of “never trust, always verify.” This means that all devices, regardless of whether they are owned by the organization or by employees, must be authenticated and authorized before they are allowed to access resources.

Corporate device detection is a critical part of this process. It allows organizations to identify all devices connected to their networks, including owned and unmanaged devices. This information can then be used to verify the devices’ identity and ensure they comply with security policies.

Read how deviceTRUST can assist your Zero Trust strategy with individual, granular, and always up-to-date device information. deviceTRUST is an on-premises, software-only solution that provides a comprehensive view of all devices connected to your organization’s network. It can identify devices, collect information about their security posture, and enforce security policies.

How deviceTRUST helps you detect your corporate devices

deviceTRUST offers a wide range of information to be gathered from devices accessing your resources. Some of them, possibly some of the most important, define the device’s ownership.
You can add your specific information – like domain membership or the connection to a certain management in an easy way. deviceTRUST always uses the most specific and granular information to make the detection as exact as technically possible:

  • Microsoft Domain Membership: Instead of using the more unreliable domain name, deviceTRUST uses the domain SID as the identifier for domain detection. SIDs cannot be duplicated and are, thus, a much better value for corporate device detection than the DNS name.
  • Microsoft Entra ID Membership: What goes for the internal domain also applies to your AAD Microsoft Entra ID environment. Your “Tenant ID” lets you identify your devices safely and easilyefficiently.
  • Management Infrastructure: IGEL OS, Stratodesk NoTouch or Unicon Elux clients are usually managed by a central management infrastructure. Using specific information from this infrastructure, e.g., the already existing management certificate, deviceTRUST gives you a simple way to identify your Thin OS systems.
  • Additional Information: Devices not managed by a central management infrastructure might still need to be recognized as yours. Using our data import API, you can use lists or databases of, for example, BIOS Serial Numbers to define your special devices.


With this individual information, you can apply your required actions, such as conditional workspace access or more granular controls. Read here for information about deviceTRUST’s capabilities.

Conclusion

Zero Trust security is a complex and evolving topic that includes corporate device detection as a critical component. By using deviceTRUST, organizations can gain a comprehensive view of their device environment and take steps to protect themselves from cyberattacks.

If you want to learn more about how corporate device detection with deviceTRUST can help you implement a Zero Trust security strategy, please contact us today. We would be happy to discuss your specific needs and provide you with a demo of our solution.

About the Author:

Sven Jansen

PreSales Manager

Sven is the link between customers, partners and our deviceTRUST team. As the person responsible for pre-sales, he is the contact person for demos, questions and suggestions, as well as support during the implementation and use of deviceTRUST.