As the First FedRAMP Authorized Secure Internet and Web Gateway
Provider, the Zscaler Platform Enables Government Agencies to Securely
Route Mission-Critical Traffic Straight to the Cloud
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 17, 2018--
Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), the leader in cloud security, today announced
that Zscaler Internet Access™-Government (ZIA™-Government)
has received Authorization to Operate (ATO) at the Moderate Impact level
under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
ZIA-Government is the first secure internet and web gateway solution to
earn FedRAMP certification and to meet the guidance of the recently
Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 Initiative, enabling Federal agencies
to use modern and emerging technologies, like Zscaler – Government, to
meet their TIC initiative requirements.
As the Federal government pushes forward with IT modernization and
deploys cloud services, the FedRAMP program provides a standardized
approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous
monitoring for cloud solutions – requiring cloud providers to meet
strict security provisions to gain certification. Furthermore, to
increase flexibility to use modern security capabilities, the draft
policy for the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 program was
recently released, recognizing the need to deploy solutions to remove
barriers to cloud adoption.
“As security moves to the cloud, agencies need to address reducing the
complexity and the sheer number of security applications in their
network. Zscaler represents part of a new breed of solutions that
significantly reduces costs, simplifies security architecture, and
reduces overhead,” said Tony Summerlin, special advisor (as a
consultant) to the FCC. “ZIA-Government is a unique single platform that
is easily deployed, easily managed, and reduces the TIC Footprint.”
ZIA-Government delivers the security stack as a service from the cloud,
enabling agencies that follow the TIC 3.0 policy to route more
mission-critical traffic straight to the cloud, without having to
hairpin through the Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service (MTIPS) or
the legacy TIC perimeter. This means securely connecting users over the
internet to externally managed applications regardless of device,
employee location, or network. Agencies can reduce the costs associated
with backhauling traffic through outdated technology and the associated
complex array of security applications, while increasing performance.
“Our ZIA-Government’s FedRAMP certification is a unique milestone, and
the first step in bridging the importance of FedRAMP with the IT
Modernization and TIC, as agencies move to a ‘TIC-in-the-Cloud’ model,”
said Stephen Kovac, Vice President of Global Government and Compliance.
"We are enabling federal agencies to move more securely to the cloud
while providing their users with secure, fast, and reliable access to
any application from any device or location, which supports the
administration’s Cloud Smart initiative and the newly released TIC 3.0
Earlier this year, Zscaler Private Access™-Government (ZPA™-Government),
which delivers secure, direct access to internal applications in the
cloud, was awarded a FedRAMP
ATO. Additionally, the FedRAMP Connect program recently announced
ZPA-Government is prioritized for Joint
Authorization Board (JAB) certification at the High Impact baseline,
based on significant government-wide demand and applicability.
"Zscaler, which was recently named a leader in the Gartner Magic
Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways for the 8th year in a row, continues
its proven track record of leadership and innovation in cloud security
as the first secure internet and web gateway provider to achieve FedRAMP
authorization,” said Manoj Apte, Chief Strategy Officer, Zscaler.
“ZIA-Government enables agencies to adopt federal-approved cloud
applications like Salesforce and Office 365 with ease. At the same time,
ZPA-Government delivers policy-based access to applications, from any
device, whether they are in the data center or in AWS GovCloud."
Zscaler 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%
cloud delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and
improved user experience that traditional appliances or hybrid solutions
are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates a
multi-tenant, distributed cloud security platform that protects
thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss. Learn more at zscaler.com
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