Cloudflare Announces Zero Trust SIM to Help Organizations Secure Employee Mobile Devices

Cloudflare announced the development of Cloudflare Zero Trust SIM, a solution that secures every packet of data coming out of mobile devices.

With Cloudflare’s Zero Trust SIM card, organizations will be able to quickly and securely connect employee devices to Cloudflare’s global network, onboard devices directly to Cloudflare’s Zero Trust Platform, and protect their network and employees no matter what. regardless of where they work.

Additionally, Cloudflare will launch Zero Trust for Mobile Operators, a new wireless operator partner program that will allow any operator to seamlessly offer their own subscribers comprehensive mobile security tools by leveraging the Zero Platform. Cloudflare Trust.

“When I talk to CISOs, I keep hearing that effectively securing mobile devices at scale is one of their biggest headaches; it’s the flaw in everyone’s Zero Trust deployment” , said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “Effectively securing mobile devices is difficult, and we’ve been working on this since we launched our WARP mobile app in 2019, now we plan to take it even further. With Cloudflare Zero Trust SIM, we will offer the only complete solution to secure all traffic on a device, helping our customers close this gap in their Zero Trust security posture.

As organizations have become more distributed with remote working and employees bring their own device (BYOD) to work, it’s harder than ever to ensure that every device employees use is secure. To solve this problem, most organizations use a secure agent, or app, running on an employee’s device to help secure it. However, although endpoint applications and agents are an important part of the security stack, they cannot secure all traffic on every device and can be difficult to deploy at scale. To help fill this gap, Cloudflare is developing Zero Trust SIM, the industry’s first Zero Trust solution to secure employee mobile devices at the SIM card level, protecting every packet of data.

Cloudflare Zero Trust SIM will seamlessly integrate with Cloudflare’s entire Zero Trust stack, enabling security policies to be enforced for all traffic exiting the device. Additionally, with Zero Trust SIM taking an eSIM (embedded SIM) first approach, SIM cards can be automatically deployed to iOS and Android devices and locked to a specific device, mitigating the risk of card swapping attacks. SIM faced by existing and security-preserving solutions. team time. With the Cloudflare Zero Trust SIM card, businesses will be able to:

  • Secure every packet leaving employee devices: Software agents are imperfect and may not be able to handle all types of traffic. Since every packet of data leaving a device passes through the SIM card, Cloudflare Zero Trust SIM will be able to help secure all of an organization’s data.
  • Deploy enterprise-wide in minutes: Building on modern eSIM technology means that the Zero Trust SIM card will be able to be automatically deployed and activated using existing MDM (Mobile Device Management) solutions on all devices in an organization, allowing them to deploy seamlessly Cloudflare’s Zero Trust SIM card without the pain of shipping physical SIM cards.
  • Seamless integration with Cloudflare WARP: The Zero Trust SIM card will be able to be used standalone or deployed with WARP, Cloudflare’s mobile agent, to enable device posture checks and HTTPS inspection for organizations with more demanding needs.
  • Secure the Internet of Things: As more and more things connect to the Internet, from vehicles to payment terminals and from shipping containers to vending machines, these devices also need to be secure. Cloudflare is currently developing new tools, based on the Zero Trust SIM card, to provide cutting-edge connectivity and Zero Trust security for the Internet of Things.

Cloudflare also announced the Zero Trust for Mobile Operators program as part of Cloudflare’s efforts to help enterprises secure mobile devices. The Wireless Operator Partnership Program aims to jointly solve the biggest security and performance challenges of mobile connectivity. By combining Cloudflare’s award-winning security tools with the world’s largest mobile networks, businesses can be confident that their devices and data are secure without worrying about the performance impact.

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