Trust is a critical aspect of connected devices such as PCs, servers, tablets, smartphones and the emerging Internet of Things. Devices, applications and elements of the infrastructure must have a way to establish trust between themselves. However, no single method can establish the required level of trust. Multiple questions must be answered such as —
- Is the application running on a device authorized to connect to a company network or Cloud application?
- Has the application on either end been tampered with in any way?
- Is the device compromised or can it be trusted?
- Is the user authorized to perform a given action?