Zscaler Cloud Security: Product Overview and Insight
Chris Preimesberger, | February 05, 2019
eWEEK is building a new IT products and services section that encompasses most of the categories that we cover on our site. In it, we will spotlight the leaders in each sector, which include enterprise software, hardware, security, on-premises-based systems and cloud services. We also will add promising new companies as they come into the market. Company description: Zscaler, headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is a provider of cloud application security that was founded in 2008 by CEO Jay Chaudhry. Just as Salesforce.com was the first customer-relationship management company in the cloud, Zscaler was one of, if not the first, security solution born in the cloud.As such, the company is uniquely positioned to help companies migrate to the cloud and keep them secure once there. This is known as a zero trust security architecture where, unlike legacy solution that trusts anything in network, everything and everyone is viewed as untrusted until identification and access has been verified. This also serves to effectively eliminate the need for VPNs, because it makes a device’s IP address invisible to anyone that has not been given access. Zscaler went public on March 16, 2018, listing on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol ZS. As part of its IPO, the company raised $192 million at a valuation of $1.87 billion.Markets: Zscaler has offices in the following locations: San Jose, Calif. (HQ); New York, NY; Raleigh, NC International Operations: Burnaby, BC, Canada; Reading, UK; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Munich, Germany; Courbevoie, France; Bangalore, India; Chandigarh, India; Sydney, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Singapore; TokyoZscaler Internet Access: This product transforms how enterprises deliver internet security. Zscaler Internet Access is a security stack as a cloud service that delivers fast, secure and reliable access to the internet and SaaS apps. Unlike traditional centralized approaches, it allows organizations to connect directly to the cloud for security and minimize appliance and network infrastructure. Built for performance and scalability, Zscaler Internet Access cost effectively delivers security to all offices or users, regardless of location, and is the best approach to enable initiatives such as SD-WAN or Office 365.