Cloud security company Zscaler introduced Zero Trust SASE, a single-vendor SASE solution that uses Zscaler Zero Trust AI to help organizations reduce cost and complexity while implementing Zero Trust security across users, devices and workloads. Additionally, Zscaler announced general availability for its Zero Trust SD-WAN solution and portfolio of plug-and-play appliances for modernizing secure connectivity for branch offices, factories and data centers while also eliminating the need for firewalls and VPNs.
The Zscaler solutions are built on a Zero Trust architecture, where business policies determine user and device access. Legacy network and firewall architectures introduce risk and complexity, and enable lateral threat movement most often exploited by ransomware attacks. Zero Trust SD-WAN provides secure inbound/outbound connectivity while reducing business risk and network complexity.
By connecting users, locations and applications through the Zero Trust Exchange Platform, the solution extends zero trust beyond users, protecting device and server traffic at branches, warehouses and factories. Zscaler is also employing its adaptive AI engine to continuously assess risk for users, devices, destinations and content, incorporating telemetry from 500 trillion daily signals with third-party risk intelligence.
“Users and organizations want a cafe-like branch experience to empower hybrid work,” said Naresh Kumar, VP, Product Management, Zscaler. “Employees expect the same seamless and secure access they would have in an office setting, whether they are at home or on the go, without having to access their applications over a slow, cumbersome VPN. Zscaler Zero Trust SD-WAN will connect and secure users, devices, sites, and workloads using our single-vendor SASE platform, without the cyber risks of traditional SD-WAN.”
With this new approach, Zscaler delivers Zero Trust SASE, bringing together its AI-powered SSE platform and Zero Trust SD-WAN solution to support a hybrid workforce spanning all locations and remote users. Zero Trust SD-WAN secures inbound and outbound Zero Trust connectivity in a single device. This approach requires no overlay routing complexity, no additional firewalls, and no separate policies for sites and users.
With Zscaler, organizations can connect users and devices to apps through a proxy, benefitting from integrated AI-powered cyberthreat and data protection capabilities, including FWaaS, SWG, CASB and DLP. This platform eliminates point products, reduces cost and complexity and streamlines IT team management. IT teams will be able to push granular forwarding policies for Internet, SaaS and private applications; gain centralized visibility and management; and access AI-powered IoT device discovery and classification, bolstering security posture and eliminating the need for additional firewalls and edge routers at branch locations.
Zscaler’s Zero Trust SD-WAN solution features include:
- Plug-and-play appliances: Deliver zero touch provisioning and integrated gateway capabilities to eliminate the needs for additional routers or firewalls at branches.
- Integrated SSE: Cyberthreat and data protection capabilities, including integrated FWaaS, SWG, CASB and DLP services.
- Centralized management: Integrated policy management across users, locations and clouds.