Zscaler announces new plan to help businesses build a successful Zero Trust strategy 

Zscaler announces new plan to help businesses build a successful Zero Trust strategy 

Zscaler, creator of the Zero Trust Exchange platform, has announced a new plan to help new and current customers build a successful Zero Trust strategy using the largest security cloud on the planet to create a simpler, faster and more productive experience. 

The cloud giant is leveraged by the largest banks, governments and oil and gas organisations to connect their users to applications from any location using any device with over 150 global data centres and processing up to 250 billion secured transactions per day (about 20x the amount of Google searches per day). 

In the Middle East where Digital Transformation is accelerating, companies and organisations are increasingly adopting cloud services and shifting from traditional network security to cloud-based security. Zscaler is serving over 100 customers in this region including large local banks, oil and gas companies and government organisations.  

To further support digital transformation across the Middle East, the company has invested aggressively in building out its locally based infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Kuwait with multiple sales teams, engineering experts and support functions. 

Lawrence Morrison, VP of Middle East Business, said: “Our main objective over the next 24 months is to continue driving value for customers by helping them to simplify their security infrastructure by leveraging our security cloud to drive down costs through consolidation of point-products, increase user experience (i.e. Microsoft 365) by connecting directly through the fastest path and improving security against ransomware and data loss through Zero Trust. We now have over 25 people dedicated to our Middle East business, with me and a majority of the team based out of Dubai.” 

The cloud-native platform powers a complete security service edge (SSE) to connect users, workloads and devices without putting them on the corporate network. It reduces the security risks and complexity associated with perimeter-based security solutions that extend the network, expand the attack surface, increase the risk of lateral threat movement and fail to prevent data loss. 

Unlike legacy networking and security products, the Zero Trust Exchange is a purpose-built cloud platform. Its security starts with terminating each connection which allows for deep inspection of content and verification of access rights based on identity and context.  

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