Microsoft Zero Trust Solutions Help Drive 50% Lower Chance of Data Breach, Says New Research Study

Microsoft Zero Trust Solutions Help Drive 50% Lower Chance of Data Breach, Says New Research Study

Microsoft has published a new study detailing the potential financial implications of implementing a Zero Trust architecture with its security solutions. The research study, dubbed Total Economic Impact, was released in December 2021 and highlighted the costs, benefits as well as risks associated with this investment.

The research study was conducted by Forrester Consulting, a popular market research & advisory company that helps organizations use customer obsession to accelerate growth. As part of the research, Forrester Consulting interviewed eight decision-makers at five companies undergoing Zero Trust journeys.

The researchers found that the adoption of Microsoft Zero Trust solutions can help to enhance security and reduce the chance of a data breach by 50 percent. Additionally, the study reveals that implementing a Zero Trust security strategy yields a three-year 92 percent return on investment (ROI) with a payback period of less than six months. These organizations also reported significant efficiency gains (50 percent or higher) due to improved security processes.

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Zero Trust strategy can help to prevent data breaches

Microsoft added that around 44 percent of information security leaders anticipate their budgets to grow within the next 12 months.

“Zero Trust has become the essential security strategy for successfully preventing data breaches and mitigating risk in today’s complex cybersecurity landscape,” explained Vasu Jakkal, CVP of Security, Compliance and Identity. “These customers were able to improve their security posture, reduce costs, achieve greater business agility, and increase efficiency in managing security.”

Microsoft is a big advocate of the Zero Trust architecture that helps to secure corporate and customer data. The Zero Trust model verifies each request to an organizational resource by assuming that a breach has already happened before granting access. You can learn more about Microsoft’s security solutions on the company’s official website, and you can also download the full study from this page.