SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 7, 2016) - Zscaler, Inc., the leading cloud security company, announced today that it has been named a CRN Tech Innovator for Zscaler® Private Access (ZPA™) and a finalist for the SC Media 2017 Excellence Awards for "Best Security Company." The industry recognition demonstrates how the company has staked out a leadership position providing cloud security solutions that protect disparate, global workforces.
"With the adoption of cloud and mobility, enterprises can't be secured with on-premise appliance-based architecture that builds a perimeter around the corporate network -- which they no longer control," said Jay Chaudhry, founder and CEO of Zscaler. "Zscaler's platform is purpose-built for the cloud. It provides secure and fast access for the right users to the right applications and internet services without dealing with the headache of buying, deploying and managing security appliances."
The CRN Tech Innovator awards recognize the most innovative products of 2016. Zscaler's innovative approach to remote access technology earned ZPA recognition as the most innovative cloud security product of the year due to its disruption of legacy VPN technology.
"In contrast to the traditional way of securely providing remote access -- the VPN gateway -- Zscaler has developed its Private Access product for the cloud era," said Kyle Alspach, senior technical editor at CRN in The 2016 Tech Innovator Awards slideshow which appeared online November 14, 2016. "Zscaler Private Access provides remote users with on-demand access to specific applications, which have been abstracted from the networks they reside upon. The approach is more secure than VPN because it reduces the potential attack surface, while it also doesn't require hardware infrastructure."
The finalists for the SC Media Awards are recognized for outstanding leadership and providing superior security products to the cybersecurity industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards 2017 ceremony to be held February 14, 2017 in San Francisco.
"As a finalist, Zscaler demonstrated unique innovation in its approach to protecting companies from the onslaught of malicious attacks and other threats," said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial at SC Media. "Zscaler's platform represents one of the most effective security technologies on the market today."
These two new recognitions come as the latest in a landslide of praise recognizing Zscaler's product innovation and business success. Other recent recognitions for Zscaler include:
Zscaler, Inc., the leading cloud security company, is revolutionizing nternet security with the industry's first Security as a Service Platform. As the most innovative firm in the $35 billion security market, Zscaler is used by more than 5,000 leading organizations, including 50 of the Fortune 500, protecting more than 15 million users worldwide against cyber-attacks and data breaches.
Zscaler is a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for Secure Web Gateways and delivers a safe and productive internet experience for every user, from any device or location -- 100% in the cloud. Zscaler delivers unified, carrier-grade internet security, next generation firewall, web security, sandboxing/advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, data loss prevention, SSL inspection, traffic shaping, policy management and threat intelligence -- all without the need for on-premises hardware, appliances or software. To learn more, visit us at www.zscaler.com.
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