NCCoE Announces Technology Collaborators to Demonstrate Zero Trust Architectures


The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) will be joined by the following technology collaborators* in their Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture Project:

  • Amazon Web Services, Inc.
  • Appgate
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • F5 Networks, Inc.
  • Mandiant
  • Forescout Technologies, Inc.
  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
  • McAfee Corp.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • MobileIron, Inc. an Ivanti Company
  • Okta, Inc.
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • PC Matic, Inc.
  • Radiant Logic, Inc.
  • SailPoint Technologies, Inc.
  • Symantec, a Division of Broadcom
  • Tenable, Inc.
  • Zscaler, Inc.

These collaborators will work with the NCCoE to demonstrate several approaches to implementing zero trust architectures, which will be designed and deployed according to the concepts and tenets documented in NIST SP 800-207, Zero Trust Architecture.  

“We received an overwhelming response from the vendor community on this important project,” said Natalia Martin, acting director of the NCCoE. “Implementing a zero trust architecture has become a federal cybersecurity mandate and a business imperative. We are excited to work with industry demonstrating various approaches to implementing a zero trust architecture using a diverse mix of vendor products and capabilities, and share how-to guidance and lessons learned from the experience.”

Each of these organizations responded to a notice in the Federal Register to submit capabilities that aligned with desired solution characteristics for the project. The accepted collaborators were extended a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, enabling them to take part in a consortium in which they will contribute expertise and hardware or software to help refine a reference design and build example standards-based solutions.

The NCCoE project will result in a publicly available NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide in the Special Publication 1800 series, a detailed guide describing the practical steps needed to implement the cybersecurity reference designs.

To learn more about this project, visit the Zero Trust Architecture project page. To receive news and information about our progress, please join the Zero Trust Architecture Community of Interest 

* DigiCert, Google Cloud, Lookout, Ping Identity, VMWare, and Zimperium have since joined the project consortium.