Zscaler Extends its Proven Zero Trust Exchange Platform to Deliver Zero Trust for Workloads
Advancements to the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange Help Organizations Protect Workloads in Multi-Cloud Environments While Simplifying Connectivity and Boosting Application Performance
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), a leader in cloud security, announced the general availability of its new Workload Communications solution, part of the Zscaler
Zero Trust Exchange, which extends Zero Trust security to workloads and applications hosted in public clouds. Zscaler’s cloud-native platform eliminates attack surfaces, prevents lateral threat
movement, inhibits compromise of workloads, and stops data loss. It also helps IT teams simplify multi-cloud workload connectivity by moving away from traditional IP-based routing and VPNs between
cloud environments to expedite enterprises' cloud transformation initiatives.
With the deployment of enterprise workloads in multiple regions and cloud providers, legacy mesh networks are becoming costly, hard to implement, scale, and manage. Attempts by legacy vendors to adapt antiquated, castle-and-moat VPN and firewall architectures to the public cloud have allowed an unprecedented number of cybersecurity attacks, in addition to networking and application performance challenges for enterprises. As a result, organizations must rethink their approach to securing and connecting cloud-based applications and consider adopting new architecture able to simplify multi-cloud connectivity, elevate application performance, and provide comprehensive protection. Recent findings from the Zscaler ThreatLabZ research team underscore these challenges and outline the growing threat from unsecured workloads in the cloud and the need for inspection of all content including encrypted traffic.
To meet these needs, Zscaler has extended its Zero Trust Exchange to deliver the industry’s first Zero Trust for cloud workloads solution that secures cloud-to-internet, cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-data center, and intra-cloud communications. Acting as an intelligent switchboard, traffic is routed to the Zscaler platform where connections are brokered using business policies based on identity and context to connect workloads directly to other workloads, without accessing the corporate network. Zscaler’s approach eliminates the attack surface by making workloads invisible to the internet, simplifies application connectivity by removing networking bottlenecks, and delivers superior application performance by reducing app-to-app latency. Collaborating with major cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Service (AWS), Zscaler delivers a network-agnostic Zero Trust fabric to secure cloud workloads and accelerate migration to the cloud.