Zscaler, AWS Accelerates Cloud Access With Zero Trust

Zscaler, AWS Accelerates Cloud Access With Zero Trust

Zscaler has announced an expansion of its relationship with Amazon Web Services, as well as innovations based on the Zero Trust architecture of Zscaler and AWS to help companies securely accelerate their transition to the cloud.

Working together, the companies will provide customers with a unified solution to consolidate and simplify cloud security operations while helping organizations advance their security architecture from ineffective legacy models to a modern Zero Trust approach designed for the cloud.

Today, businesses are often forced to purchase, deploy, and manage dozens of disparate point products, which has resulted in higher overhead costs and operational complexity. As the cloud continues to mature, enterprises are looking for a holistic cloud-based platform with integrated services, including Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management (CIEM), Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPP), Data Loss Protection (DLP), configuration management database (CMDB) and infrastructure as code (IaC) scanning, to protect your globally distributed workloads.

To help businesses advance their Zero Trust implementation to protect their cloud applications and enhance the security of their 5G connections, Zscaler and AWS have expanded their relationship to offer simple yet powerful AWS-based solutions. These solutions are designed to help identify, prioritize, mitigate, and remediate cloud workload risks to cloud infrastructure and applications, while extending Zero Trust to private 5G connections.

In cooperation with AWS, Zscaler’s three innovations designed to improve cloud security and cloud connections include:

  • Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP), built on AWS: Built and operated on AWS, Zscaler’s new Posture Control solution helps DevOps and security teams accelerate cloud adoption by efficiently deploying its part of the AWS shared responsibility model. The platform reduces operational complexity and overhead by replacing multipoint security products: CSPM, CIEM, CWPP, IaC scanning, DLP, CMDB with a single, unified platform that analyzes millions of attributes to prioritize critical issues where the security team should focus first. . AWS was chosen for its breadth of services, scale, reliability, and prevalence as the primary cloud provider for a large portion of Zscaler’s customer base.
  • Extending Zero Trust Security to Workloads on AWS: In cooperation with AWS, Zscaler is extending the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange cloud security platform to protect cloud workloads from malware and data breaches as companies continue to migrate and refactor their applications and workloads on AWS. Zscaler provides customers with the benefits of inline inspection for Internet traffic of cloud workloads at carrier-grade scale using deep integration with native AWS technologies such as Gateway Load Balancer, AWS Secrets Manager, AWS CloudFormation, and AWS Auto Scaling. It also extends the platform’s application-by-application segmentation capabilities, significantly reducing the enterprise’s attack surface and the risk associated with lateral movement of threats.
  • Zero Trust Enablement for Private 5G with AWS Wavelength: Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange protects workloads running on AWS Wavelength by providing granular Zero Trust and user access directly to devices connected to the mobile network. The service is delivered using Zscaler Private Access (ZPA), an AWS-based zero-trust architecture that supports cloud and hybrid infrastructure deployment and control.

“Many organizations struggle with the notion of Zero Trust for cloud security,” says Punit Minocha, Executive Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Zscaler.

“Zscaler’s latest innovations – our Posture Control solution and new cloud workload protection services built on AWS as the preferred cloud provider – offer our joint customers simplified and efficient solutions to effectively remediate the risk of workload in the cloud, delivered through the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange cloud security platform.” “Zscaler and AWS share a common vision to deliver the highest quality security solutions to our joint customers and help them navigate the latest cloud security requirements,” adds Chris Grusz, Director, ISV Partner and AWS Marketplace Business Development.

“This expanded relationship will provide organizations around the world with simple yet powerful solutions based on and tightly integrated with AWS data protection, observability, and security services.”

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