Zscaler revolutionizes network security with its new Zero Trust SASE solution.

Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), a leader in cloud security, has announced the launch of Zscaler Zero Trust SASE, a single-provider SASE solution, the first of its kind in the industry, built with Zscaler Zero Trust AI. This innovation is designed to help organizations reduce costs and complexity in implementing zero trust security for users, devices, and workloads. Additionally, Zscaler has announced the general availability of its Zero Trust SD-WAN solution and its plug-and-play device portfolio, aimed at modernizing secure connectivity for offices, factories, and data centers, eliminating the need for ineffective firewalls and VPNs.

Zero Trust Approach

These Zscaler solutions are built on a zero trust architecture, where enterprise policies determine user and device access. Traditional network and firewall architectures introduce risks and complexities, facilitating the lateral movement of threats, often exploited by ransomware attacks. Zero Trust SD-WAN offers secure inbound and outbound connectivity, reducing business risk and network complexity.

Secure Connectivity and Continuous Risk Assessment

By connecting users, locations, and applications through the Zero Trust Exchange™ Platform, this solution extends zero trust beyond users and protects device and server traffic in branches, warehouses, and factories. Zscaler is also leveraging its adaptive AI engine to continuously assess risk in users, devices, destinations, and content, incorporating telemetry from 500 trillion daily signals with third-party risk intelligence.

Innovation in Zero Trust SD-WAN Connectivity

“Users and organizations want a coffee shop-like branch experience to power hybrid work,” said Naresh Kumar, VP of Product Management at Zscaler. “Employees expect the same seamless and secure access they would have in an office, whether at home or on the move, without having to access their applications through a slow and cumbersome VPN. Zscaler Zero Trust SD-WAN will connect and secure users, devices, sites, and workloads using our single-provider SASE platform, without the cyber risks of traditional SD-WAN.”

Benefits and Features

With this new approach, Zscaler offers Zero Trust SASE, integrating its industry-leading AI-powered SSE platform and its new Zero Trust SD-WAN solution to enable a hybrid workforce that spans all an organization’s locations and remote users. Zero Trust SD-WAN ensures zero trust inbound and outbound connectivity on a single device, thus requiring no overlay routing complexity, additional firewalls, or separate policies for sites and users.

“By adopting Zero Trust SASE, we have successfully implemented a comprehensive zero trust security framework that extends across our branches, data centers, and the cloud,” commented Mike Gemza, CTO of Cornerstone Building Brands. “The implementation of Zero Trust SD-WAN has allowed us to protect our business against the rising cyber threats by reducing the attack surface, preventing lateral movement of threats, and improving application performance with unroutable WAN.”

Growing Market Adoption

“We continue to see strong interest and significant adoption of SASE among enterprises, along with a movement towards simplification, consolidation, and cost reduction,” said Christopher Rodriguez, Research Director for Security and Trust at IDC. “With a strong emphasis on its Zero Trust heritage, Zscaler has taken a bold step by introducing a solution that combines its popular SSE platform with a new offering of Zero Trust SD-WAN that can help these enterprises on their journey towards SASE.”

In summary, Zscaler, with its Zero Trust SD-WAN solution, offers a range of features, including plug-and-play devices for zero-touch provisioning and integrated gateway capabilities, eliminating the need for additional routers or firewalls in branches. With the integration of SSE, cloud-based centralized management, and AI-driven defense capabilities, Zscaler is redefining security in enterprise networks, simplifying management for IT teams, and strengthening security posture for users. This comprehensive approach eliminates point products, reduces costs and complexities, and provides simpler management for IT teams.

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