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Walled garden

Walled garden

(also Secure Enclosure)

Walled garden definition

Regarding cybersecurity, a walled garden refers to a controlled environment with boundaries and limited access to a network, system, or various applications. Walled garnered and similar approaches aim to enhance overall security by creating an isolated space, thus reducing exposure to external threats and cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

See also: firewall

Common walled garden applications in cybersecurity:

Mobile device management (MDM) systems: The enforcement of security policies and controls on various mobile devices used within an organization’s network.

Application sandboxing: A walled garden includes isolating various applications from underlying systems to prevent malicious actions from harming the host environment and systems.

Zero trust architecture: Implementing strict security access controls and verification methods for all devices and users attempting to access the network.

Further reading

Ultimate digital security