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DIU Selects Zscaler for Secure Cloud Management Project; Drew Schnabel Quoted

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Zscaler has been selected by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) organization, to deliver a secure cloud management solution, the company reported on Friday.

“Zscaler will minimize the attack surface by directly connecting people to the internet and their applications. Our innovative approach also delivers a great experience for personnel no matter their location, device, or network, through our globally distributed cloud,” said Drew Schnabel, vice president of Federal at Zscaler.

Zscaler will provide zero trust access to protect DIU users and cloud services from cyberthreats, regardless of where personnel will work or what devices they will use. The company’s solution has the potential to scale to other DoD organizations through a production Other Transaction (OT) agreement.

DIU has enhanced U.S. national security through accelerating the adoption of commercial technology throughout the DoD. Zscaler ‘s platform will power DIU secure cloud management solution, allowing DIU users to securely access SaaS applications across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) and Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) will protect organizations across a multi-cloud environment with a wide range of applications and infrastructure including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS environments.

ZPA is the first zero trust remote access cloud service to achieve FedRAMP high authorization, and the Zscaler platform is in-process for Impact Level 4 and 5 authorization. ZIA is authorized as FedRAMP moderate and DOD Impact Level 2. Both ZIA and ZPA meet Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 guidelines.

The company will provide security at scale to reach 500 thousand concurrent users and 1 million endpoints. Zscaler has developed the company’s solutions to handle an unlimited number of concurrent individual user connections. The platform has processed more than 100 billion transactions per day.

Zscaler has also integrated a true secure access services edge (SASE) to ensure that people can access the internet and applications with minimal latency from any device, bring your own device (BYOD) or government furnished equipment or location because the company’s cloud connection is local.

“Zscaler has been a zero trust leader since our inception, and we are proud to work with DIU to help protect the Department of Defense from adversaries threatening national security,” added Schnabel.

About Zscaler

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) enables the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access™ and Zscaler Private Access™, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network.

Zscaler services are 100 percent cloud-delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates a multi-tenant distributed cloud security platform, protecting thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss.