Siemens turns to Verizon for zero trust access

Siemens is deploying a range of Verizon Business’ network connectivity solutions to provide its employees at smaller office sites with a seamless ‘plug and play’ user experience while ensuring zero trust security.

Unders its Zero Trust Programme, all Siemens’ devices must be authenticated, authorised and continuously validated before access is given or retained to the company’s mission critical applications and data.

Central to this is internet only connectivity, such as a global Managed Wide Area Network, based on Cisco Meraki’s technology and critical to the success of Siemens’ “never trust, always verify” programme.

“With Verizon we found a new partner to provide secure, internet-based network access for our simple office sites. The innovative connectivity solution is designed to meet the requirements of our Zero Trust programme where we never trust, but always verify,” said Elmar Spreitzer, Head of IT Digital Foundation at Siemens.

One of the largest technology companies in Europe, the German multinational corporation focuses on the areas of automation and digitalisation in the process and manufacturing industries, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and smart mobility solutions for rail and road.

“Every company needs a secure work infrastructure but balancing security risks while striving to deliver a user-friendly, digital working experience continues to remain the challenge of IT departments. That’s where an intelligent network can make underlying architectures more nimble by managing traffic and making operations more efficient,” said Sanjiv Gossain, EMEA Vice President of Verizon Business.

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