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.