November 19, 2014 09:00 ET

Viptela Partners With Zscaler in Industry-First Integration of SD-WAN and Cloud Security Infrastructure

Partnership Jointly Addresses the Networking and Security Hurdles for the Efficient Performance of Cloud Applications

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2014) -  Viptela, a software-centric networking company, announced a partnership with Zscaler, the Internet security company, to jointly address two critical components of the enterprise infrastructure: connectivity and security. The partnership combines Viptela's SD-WAN technology with Zscaler's cloud-based Internet security platform to deliver a best-in-class infrastructure to power and protect cloud, SaaS and Internet applications.

The biggest bottlenecks for optimal performance of cloud applications are the presence of rigid and complex routing and security infrastructures within the enterprise. Enterprise traffic going to the cloud has traditionally used inefficient paths through a centralized DMZ in order to securely exit to the Internet. The complexity of the traditional enterprise infrastructure causes more problems than just application performance; it also leads to poor security, high operational costs and lengthy delays in deploying new applications. 

Viptela's technologies for virtualizing the WAN allow enterprises to modernize and optimize their infrastructure for agility and high performance. The integration with Zscaler's Internet security platform provides customers with a safe on-ramp to the Internet and cloud applications. The Viptela Secure Extensible Network (SEN), developed in response to infrastructure costs and application performance issues at Fortune 500 companies, has demonstrated the following advantages:

  • Deployment times for new applications reduced by 50 to 75 percent
  • Application performance improved by 2X and higher
  • Most importantly, costs dropped by 50 percent in typical deployments

Mobility and Cloud Test the Limitations of Legacy WANs

"Deployed and trusted by more than 5,000 corporate, government, and military customers across the globe, Zscaler's Internet security platform provides robust protection and compliance for organizations that are embracing cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of things," said Punit Minocha, vice president of business development at Zscaler. "They demand ironclad security and high performance with compelling economics -- without compromise. Viptela's comprehensive approach to solving the WAN challenges enables us to jointly deliver on these bigger demands from CIOs."

"The push for such a partnership has actually come from our customers," said Amir Khan, CEO of Viptela. "Cloud performance remains in the spotlight across industries, especially when implementing Office365. Our respective solutions are successfully addressing these performance bottlenecks. But more importantly, customers are witnessing a higher level of infrastructure agility from a combined solution, essentially magnifying the operational cost savings. Evolving the infrastructure for new growth opportunities is what makes our partnership very valuable to the enterprise." 

About Zscaler

Zscaler ensures that more than 12 million employees at more than 5,000 enterprise and government organizations worldwide are protected against cyber attacks and data breaches while staying fully compliant with corporate and regulatory policies. Zscaler's award-winning Security-as-a-Service platform delivers a safe and productive Internet experience for every user, from any device and from any location. Zscaler effectively moves security into the Internet backbone, operating in more than 100 data centers around the world and enabling organizations to fully leverage the promise of cloud and mobile computing with unparalleled and uncompromising protection and performance. Zscaler delivers unified, carrier-grade Internet security, advanced persistent threat (APT) protection, data loss prevention, SSL decryption, traffic shaping, policy management and threat intelligence -- all without the need for on-premise hardware, appliances or software. To learn more, visit us at

About Viptela

Viptela, Inc. is a software-centric networking company focused on transforming how Fortune-500 companies build and secure their end-to-end network infrastructure. Viptela improves the security, agility and performance of corporate IP networks for next-generation business applications. Viptela was founded in 2012 by a team of top-tier talent from Cisco, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, and VMware, who have decades of experience delivering multi-billion dollar networking products to market, and, architecting many of the largest and most complex networks in the world. Viptela is backed by Sequoia Capital and headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit: or contact

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