Story image

Gartner names Zscaler leader in secure web gateways

03 Dec 2018

Cloud security company Zscaler has announced it was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways for the eighth year in a row.

The report, which measures companies on their ability to execute as well as their completeness of vision, also positioned Zscaler furthest to the right for completeness of vision.  
 
According to Gartner, “The market for cloud-based secure web gateway (SWG) services continues to grow more quickly than the market for appliance-based SWGs.”

Gartner states, “The primary driver for the growth of SWG cloud services is the rapid adoption of software as a service (SaaS) applications, particularly the dominant ones (e.g., Office 365 and Salesforce).

“Rather than backhaul web traffic over expensive Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) connections, enterprises are implementing local internet breakouts from remote offices, and sending web traffic directly to the internet. This approach mandates a change to the enterprise’s security architecture, and most are choosing to adopt a cloud-based SWG service.”
 
Born in the cloud, Zscaler aims to secure cloud services by moving security off the network and close to the users, providing fast, secure connections regardless of location. 

“We’re thrilled to be recognised as a Leader for the eighth consecutive year and feel this recognition reaffirms the disruption that purpose-built cloud solutions are bringing to enterprise security,” says Zscaler founder and CEO Jay Chaudhry.

“By moving security to the cloud, organisations can fully realise the benefits of network and application transformation.” 

Zscaler serves more than 3,250 customers across major industries and currently counts over 300 of the Forbes Global 2000 as customers.

The Zscaler cloud platform processes more than 55 billion transactions and detects 100 million threats per day from users across 185 countries.

Earlier this year, Zscaler expanded its SD-WAN partner ecosystem with the addition of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, CloudGenix, LANCOM Systems, and 128 Technology.

In addition to the aforementioned companies, Zscaler has SD-WAN partnerships with Aryaka, Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela), Citrix, FatPipe Networks, InfoVista, Nuage Networks from Nokia, Talari Networks, and VeloCloud, now part of VMware (NSX SD-WAN).

Several security partners have launched API integrations with Zscaler to provide advanced security automation.

Phantom, now a part of Splunk and a leader in Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR), and Anomali, a leading Threat Intelligence Platform (TIP), were new to the Zscaler security partner program.

Ping Identity Platform updated with new CX and IT automation
The new versions improve the user and administrative experience, while also aiming to meet enterprise needs to operate quickly and purposefully.
Venafi and nCipher Security partner on machine identity protection
Cryptographic keys serve as machine identities and are the foundation of enterprise information technology systems.
Machine learning is a tool and the bad guys are using it
KPMG NZ’s CIO and ESET’s CTO spoke at a recent cybersecurity conference about how machine learning and data analytics are not to be feared, but used.
Popular Android apps track users and violate Google's policies
Google has reportedly taken action against some of the violators.
How blockchain could help stop video piracy in its tracks
An Australian video tech firm has successfully tested a blockchain trial that could end up being a welcome relief for video creators and the fight against video piracy.
IBM X-Force Red & Qualys introduce automated patching
IBM X-Force Red and Qualys are declaring a war on unpatched systems, and they believe automation is the answer.
Micro Focus acquires Interset to improve predictive analytics
Interset utilises user and entity behavioural analytics (UEBA) and machine learning to give security professionals what they need to execute threat detection analysis.
Raising the stakes: McAfee’s predictions for cybersecurity
Security teams and solutions will have to contend with synergistic threats, increasingly backed by artificial intelligence to avoid detection.