Zscaler partners with Global Cloud Xchange to bolster Internet security for enterprises globally
London, United Kingdom, September 29, 2015–Zscaler, the Internet security company, and Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, today announced a partnership that combines GCX’s managed security solutions with Zscaler’s Internet Security Platform, which GCX will offer to enterprises and new media companies across the globe.
Traditionally employees worked from fixed locations, accessing systems running in corporate data centers. Now that employees are increasingly working outside of the office on mobile devices and with greater adoption of consumer public and private cloud applications, security appliances have become “blind” to the majority of today’s Internet activity – creating major security gaps.
To keep pace with organizations rapidly migrating to the cloud, GCX has further enhanced the performance and scale of its network by combining it with Zscaler’s Internet Security Platform, to provide security for the ‘Everywhere Enterprise’. This enhancement to GCX’s existing portfolio of managed security solutions will make it safe for organizations worldwide to deploy new, cost-effective cloud services in ever evolving IT environments.
”As enterprises continue to mobilize and expand into new geographic markets, they require a consistent and secure environment that is both reliable and agile enough to face Twenty-first Century threats,” said Braham Singh, SVP of Global Product Management, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange. “By partnering with Zscaler, we further enhance our security offerings, enabling enterprises to secure corporate data and intellectual property from cyberthreats while maximizing their security investment. This is an important milestone in our commitment to deliver improved security and threat visibility to businesses worldwide.”
Craig Hicks-Fraser, Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Zscaler explains, “The 1990’s idea of using security appliances installed in a data centre no longer makes sense now that employees are predominantly working with cloud and mobile applications. If your applications are moving to the cloud, your security must also be in the cloud to keep your organization safe.”
The combined approach from GCX and Zscaler’s Security as a Service platform allows organizations to:
- Deploy unified, dynamic and inline security that can inspect all employee traffic to and from the Internet
- Provide sandboxing and advanced persistent threat (APT) protection that blocks the most dangerous threats before they reach company networks
- Guarantee key business application performance over managed network by dynamically selecting the best network path using real-time measurement of traffic conditions, availability and application characteristics
- Deliver complete visibility on application usage and performance over the managed network.
Craig Hicks-Frazer concludes: “By working together with GCX, we have an opportunity to deliver advanced Internet security to large enterprises and new media companies as they look towards the cloud to improve the productivity and agility of their organizations.”
Zscaler ensures that more than 15 million employees at more than 5,000 enterprise and government organisations 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 organisations 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, next-generation firewall, 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 www.zscaler.com.
About Global Cloud Xchange
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX ), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies across the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks. www.globalcloudxchange.com
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