Zscaler keeps it secure.
Zscaler was started in 2008 when a number of industry veterans, including CEO Jay Chaudhry, came together to create the next step in network security. Zscaler was built on several foundational observations, including the fact that business and personal applications had begun moving to the cloud, Web 2.0 was leading to the evolution of web-based apps, and that the adoption of mobility meant that users could be working from anywhere.
Data privacy and security are fundamental to any multitenant architecture. Zscaler ensures these principles in the following ways:
Privacy Protection at Web Transaction Level:
- Zscaler Services never store any transaction content
- Transaction content is never written to disk, all inspection takes place in memory
- Logs are stored and transferred in an encrypted format
- Logs only viewable via the Zscaler UI with Admin privileges
Protection at the Facilities Level:
- Security standards on par with world class financial and data centers for hub facilities (Either ISO27001 or SSAE 16 certified)
- Authorized personnel must pass through multiple levels of security and scanning to gain access
- All data centers are completely anonymous
Protection at the Network Level:
- Logs are never stored in clear text
- Logs are transmitted as indexed, compressed, differential logs
- All logs are transferred encrypted using SSL
- Gateway nodes can be accessed only from the central authority
Zscaler is ISO27001-certified and provides 99.999% availability guarantees—with additional SLAs on latency and security too. This level of performance is prohibitively expensive to try to offer yourself with security appliances.
Why Zscaler is 100% cloud
The vast majority of organizations still use on -premise appliances for web security. However, these technologies cannot keep up with the rapid growth of cloud adoption and the inevitable need to protect laptops and mobile devices that are outside the network. With work increasingly happening outside the office and an even greater adoption of cloud applications, ion-premise solutions are “blind” to an increasing proportion of Internet activity, rendering them “inneffective”. From it’s beginning, Zscaler was created to be 100% focused on cloud technology and centered around the exponential growth of mobilization.
What is Security Could?
Zscaler’s Security Cloud is a comprehensive, carrier-grade internet security and compliance platform running in more than 100 data centers distributed around the globe. Zscaler acts as a series of checkposts in between your organization and the public internet, scanning all incoming and outgoing traffic between any device, anywhere in the world, and the internet to identify and block potential threats and to protect your intellectual property.
How does Zscaler protect the Internet of Things (IOT)
Zscaler’s internet security platform provides comprehensive internet Security and compliance for all IP-based devices. All you need to do is to route the traffic from your things through Zscaler’s cloud-based internet security platform. Next, you set policies for your internet of things devices – for instance there is no reason your point of sale devices should ever be communicating with servers in Russia, or your officer copier should be sending images of your documents to China. Zscaler provides comprehensive, cost-effective protection for all of your internet-connected devices.
Who Uses Zscaler?
Today, Zscaler protects more than 15 million users at more than 5,000 of the world’s leading enterprises, military and government organizations against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies. Global 1000 brands such as GE, Nestlé, ExxonMobil, Schneider Electric, United Airlines, plus government and military organizations like United States Marines, NATO and the National Health Services of the UK rely on Zscaler to provide a safe and productive internet experience for all of their users, from any device and from any location around the world. Thousands of mid-sized companies have deployed Zscaler to take advantage of the same carrier-grade security enjoyed by the Global 1000 for pennies per employee per day.
On-premises web gateways are being disrupted, and the model of providing web content security is changing. The pace of technology change and evolving employee work habits are pushing on-premises gateways out of the picture. Forrest expects that, within the next three years, on-premises web gateway deployments will become the exceptions, not the rule.