Cyber Security in the Public Sector

Zero Trust – a Strategic Approach for Public Authorities and Administration

Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) is becoming more and more important in IT. ZTNA is based on the philosophy of not trusting a device or a user until it is securely authenticated. As our working environment is increasingly reshaped by remote work, digitalization, the Internet of Things and the outsourcing of various services to the cloud, ZTNA must continue to be a key component of integrative IT security solutions in the future.

Digitization no longer affects only industrial companies, but also public administration. A digital society needs not only a modern infrastructure, but also a secure one. Public Authorities are a delicate target for cyber-attacks, due to the sensitive personal information stored about every single citizen. When digitizing administrative processes, European guidelines for network and information security and data protection must be fulfilled while working with complex legacy networks. 

macmon secure: Benefits to secure networks of the public sector

Benefits of macmon NAC

  • Maximum security: through granular access control and excact network segmentation
  • Live Asset Management: Monitoring and controlling all the devices located in the network
  • Ensuring the integrity of the network: by exclusively granting network access to the defined (owned and authorized) devices
  • Data Protection: Protection of administrative IT systems from attacks on sensitive and personal data
  • Guest Service: Dedicated Internet access for guests & visitors or BYOD initiatives
  • Fulfill regulations: Meets different security standards (ISO, DPA, IT-Grundschutz, BDSG, LDSG)


Benefits of macmon SDP

  • Secure remote work: Monitoring and control of access for home office workstations, split tunneling out of the box, including cloud provider / identity access management (IAM)
  • Compliance: Individual definition of guidelines at user and device level
  • Scalability: Highly scalable for any number of users
  • Logging: Documentation of all access to the public authority/administration network, even with wide-ranging organizational structures including the use of cloud services for public administration
  • Fulfilling regulations: Compliance with data protection and location requirements
  • Made in Germany: German support and GDPR-compliant, ISO 27001-certified data center, hosted in Germany

Use Case Comune di Trani

The Italian local goverment trusts in the German Network Access Control solution macmon NAC. The municipality uses NAC to secure its IT network against internal and external attacks.  macmon NAC helps to make administrative processes in the IT department more efficient in the area of VLAN management.



Webinar on demand: IT security in Authorities & Public Sectors with macmon NAC


How can public administrations protect their networks?

Learn more about why the public sector is an attractive target for cyber criminals and what can be done for better cyber resilience. 


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